Compatibility has to do with how people or things get along. A married couple should have a lot of compatibility; people who always argue don't have any.

Compatibility is a huge issue in life. Every person has compatibility with some people and a lack of compatibility with others. Compatibility applies to things too; computer programs have compatibility with certain types of computers but not others. In all cases, compatibility has to do with getting along. People with compatibility also have chemistry — they are in harmony.

Definitions of compatibility

n capability of existing or performing in harmonious or congenial combination

the quality of being unable to exist or work in congenial combination
show 6 types...
hide 6 types...
congeniality, congenialness
compatibility between persons
harmoniousness, harmony
compatibility in opinion and action
sympathetic compatibility
agreement, correspondence
compatibility of observations
conformance, conformity
correspondence in form or appearance
congruence, congruity, congruousness
the quality of agreeing; being suitable and appropriate
Type of:
a distinguishing quality

n a feeling of sympathetic understanding

Type of:
fellow feeling, sympathy
sharing the feelings of others (especially feelings of sorrow or anguish)

Sign up, it's free!

Whether you're a student, an educator, or a lifelong learner, can put you on the path to systematic vocabulary improvement.