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compatibility

the extent to which COMPUTER HARDWARE or SOFTWARE is compatible with the user's existing hardware or software, that is, capable of running existing programs on new machines or alongside existing programs.
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Crawford's endeavours to convince you that they may not be incompatible with his.
By what I have done for you, you may judge of what I will do - if it be not incompatible with the higher duty I owe to my son (higher, because he never forfeited his claims, and because I hope to do more good to him than I can ever do to you); and if you wish me to feel kindly towards you, it is deeds not words which must purchase my affection and esteem.'
Conflict of desires is of course essential in the causation of the emphatic kind of will: there will be for a time kinaesthetic images of incompatible movements, followed by the exclusive image of the movement which is said to be willed.
I tax no man's motives: let them lie between himself and a higher Power; but I do say, that there are influences at work here which are incompatible with genuine independence, and that a crawling servility is usually dictated by circumstances which gentlemen so conducting themselves could not afford either morally or financially to avow.
The character of the publican and sinner is not always practically incompatible with that of the modern Pharisee, for the majority of us scarcely see more distinctly the faultiness of our own conduct than the faultiness of our own arguments, or the dulness of our own jokes.
The probability of incompatible alliances between the different States or confederacies and different foreign nations, and the effects of this situation upon the peace of the whole, have been sufficiently unfolded in some preceding papers.
an armchair that inventively combines the apparently incompatible materials of polycarbonate and polyurethane.
Mrs Blood said this week that her two children would be with her at the High Court in London while she seeks a declaration that the law is incompatible with the Human Rights Act.
`Islam is not incompatible with modernity,' they continued.
Worse, the plug-in and XML forms from one vendor are completely incompatible with the version from the other vendor.
By testing these behaviors initially in the laboratory, suppliers ensure they do not waste time testing products on the pilot coater that are obviously incompatible. Instead, technicians can predict which coatings will offer the best results.