how to pronounce compatibility


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the above transcription of compatibility is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

compatibility is pronounced in six syllables

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An example use of compatibility in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… you know commitment compatibility and uh …”

meanings of compatibility


  1. The capability that allows the substitution of one subsystem (storage facility), or of one functional unit (e.g., hardware, software), for the originally designated system or functional unit in a relatively transparent manner, without loss of information and without the introduction of errors.
  2. The capability of two or more items or components of equipment or material to exist or function in the same system or environment without mutual interference.
  3. The ability to execute a given program on different types of computers without modification of the program or the computers. See backward compatibility and forward compatibility.
  4. The state of being compatible; in which two or more things are able to exist or work together in combination without problems or conflict.
  5. The continuity or good fit of material or members or components while being deformed.

compatibility frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word compatibility occurs in english on average 1.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics compatibility can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that compatibility can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

3) leisure and entertainment;

4) transport and travel;

words that rhyme with compatibility


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