backward compatible


backward compatible
ability of a new version to work in harmony with an older version

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • backward compatibility — noun see backward compatible …   Useful english dictionary

  • List of Xbox games compatible with Xbox 360 — This is a list of Xbox games that are compatible with the Xbox 360. Additionally, the manner in which compatibility is achieved and the software errors associated with it are discussed in brief. This list is final as Microsoft confirmed in… …   Wikipedia

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  • forward compatible — adjective Capable of interoperating with anticipated future systems. In order to be forward compatible, we keep a configurable list of valid keywords that we dont understand. See Also: backward compatible, forward compatibility …   Wiktionary

  • downward compatible —    When smaller or earlier models of a computer system can run the same software as larger or newer models. Also called backward compatible …   IT glossary of terms, acronyms and abbreviations


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