backward compatibility

backward compatibility

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  • Backward compatibility — In the context of telecommunications and computing, a device or technology is said to be backward or downward compatible if it can work with input generated by an older device.[1] If products designed for the new standard can receive, read, view… …   Wikipedia

  • backward compatibility — atgalinis suderinamumas statusas T sritis informatika apibrėžtis Įrangos savybė derėti su prieš tai pagaminta įranga arba galimybė skaityti ir apdoroti ankstesnių programos versijų parengtus duomenis ir dokumentus. Pasiekiama, kai projektuojant… …   Enciklopedinis kompiuterijos žodynas

  • backward compatibility — noun Capability of interoperating with older systems. See Also: backward compatible, forward compatibility …   Wiktionary

  • backward compatibility —    Full compatibility with earlier versions of the same application or computer system …   Dictionary of networking

  • Compatibility — may refer to: Astrological compatibility Compatibilism – a philosophical position Compatibility (geochemistry) Compatibility (chemical) Compatibility (mechanics) Electromagnetic compatibility Interpersonal compatibility Computing Pin… …   Wikipedia

  • compatibility — noun a) 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. b) the ability to execute a given program on different types of computers… …   Wiktionary

  • backward compatible — adjective Capable of interoperating with older systems. The new editor is backward compatible with all versions later than 1.17. See Also: backward compatibility, forward compatible …   Wiktionary

  • backward compatible — adjective : compatible with older equipment or previous versions of software • backward compatibility noun * * * ˌbackwards comˈpatible 7 [backwards compatible] (also …   Useful english dictionary

  • Forward compatibility — (sometimes confused with extensibility) is the ability of a system to gracefully accept input intended for later versions of itself.A forward compatible system is expected to gracefully handle input which is intended for a newer version, by… …   Wikipedia

  • Computer compatibility — A family of computer models is said to be compatible if certain software that runs on one of the models can also be run on all other models of the family. The computer models may differ in performance, reliability or some other characteristic.… …   Wikipedia

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