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Compatibility may refer to:
- Backward compatibility, in which newer devices can understand data generated by older devices
- Compatibility card, an expansion card for hardware emulation of another device
- Compatibility layer, components that allow for non-native support of components
- Compatibility mode, software mechanism in which a software emulates an older version of software
- Computer compatibility, of a line of machines
- Forward compatibility, in which older devices can understand data generated by newer devices
- License compatibility, of software licenses
- Pin-compatibility, in devices that have the same functions assigned to the same particular pins
- Compatibility (biological), a property which is assign to splits of a given set of taxa.
- Compatibility (chemical), how stable a substance is when mixed with another substance
- Compatibility (geochemistry), how readily a particular trace element substitutes for a major element within a mineral
- Compatibility (mechanics), the study of compatible deformations in continuum mechanics
- Electromagnetic compatibility, which studies the unintentional generation, propagation, and reception of electromagnetic energy
- Astrological compatibility, a branch of astrology that studies relationships by comparing natal horoscopes
- Compatibilism, a philosophical position
- Interpersonal compatibility, the long-term interaction between two or more individuals in terms of the ease and comfort of communication
- IBM PC compatible, computers that are generally similar to the original IBM PC, XT, and AT
- Software incompatibility, a characteristic of software components or systems which cannot operate satisfactorily together
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