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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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Software runs under: DOS 3.3 or higher; supports Novell, IBM Token Ring and Ethernet; HP and compatible laser printers and Fast Tax Formwriter.
4) Are the messages compatible with the receivers' needs?
Technician, and Musical Instrument Repairman) were found to be compatible with the physical capacity rating ("L") and P-WE fit (R-I-A-S-E-C profile similarity) of our disabled firefighter with a varying degree of P-JR ("tool knowledge") fit.
Phosphate ester plasticizers compatible with a wide variety of resins and polymers include triaryl and trialkyl phosphates.
"The PCTEL solution is compatible with all Wi-Fi hardware in the industry and enables the user to make personal security decisions by leveraging components available in the Microsoft OS.
In addition, leading backup software packages such as Veritas Software's Veritas Backup Exec and NetBackup, Legato Systems' NetWorker and Computer Associates' CA BrightStor ARCserve are all compatible with the AIT format.
Postal Service had been conducting surveillance for influenzalike illness or cutaneous conditions compatible with anthrax among postal workers nationwide since October 25, 2001.
External modems are also compatible with any computer platform.
Plant biodiversity flourishes in areas unsuitable for agriculture, so preserving biodiversity should be compatible with economic growth, an ecologist argues.

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