<jargon> Different systems (e.g., programs, file formats, protocols, even programming languages) that can work together or exchange data are said to be compatible.

See also: backward compatible, forward compatible.

(01 Apr 1998)

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1. <pharmacology> Capable of harmonious coexistence, of medications, suitable for simultaneous administration without nullification or aggravation of the effects of either.

2. <haematology> Denoting a donor and recipient of a blood transfusion in which there is no transfusion reaction.

3. <immunology> Histocompatible, denoting a donor and recipient of an organ transplant that is not rejected.

(05 Jan 1998)