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compatibility

noun acclimation, accommodation, accord, accordance, adjustment, affiliation, agreement, amity, attunement, balance, coexistence, comity, common view, companionship, compliance, concord, concordance, concurrence, conformity, congeniality, congruity, consensus omnium, consent, consentaneity, consonance, cooperation, coordination, entente, equanimity, harmony, mutual understanding, rapport, unanimity, union, unity
Associated concepts: incompatibility
See also: accordance, agreement, concert, conformity, consensus, fitness, propinquity, propriety, qualification, rapport, relevance, sodality, synchronism, understanding

COMPATIBILITY. In speaking of public offices it is meant by this term to convey the idea that two of them may be held by the same person at the same time. It is the opposite of incompatibility. (q.v.)

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