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 Dictionary entry overview: What does compatibility mean? 

  The noun COMPATIBILITY has 2 senses:

1. a feeling of sympathetic understanding
2. capability of existing or performing in harmonious or congenial combination

  Familiarity information: COMPATIBILITY used as a noun is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1compatibility [BACK TO TOP]


A feeling of sympathetic understanding

Classified under:

Nouns denoting feelings and emotions

Hypernyms ("compatibility" is a kind of...):

fellow feeling; sympathy (sharing the feelings of others (especially feelings of sorrow or anguish))

Sense 2compatibility [BACK TO TOP]


Capability of existing or performing in harmonious or congenial combination

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Hypernyms ("compatibility" is a kind of...):

characteristic (a distinguishing quality)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "compatibility"):

congeniality; congenialness (compatibility between persons)

harmoniousness; harmony (compatibility in opinion and action)

accord (sympathetic compatibility)

agreement; correspondence (compatibility of observations)


incompatibility (the quality of being unable to exist or work in congenial combination)

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