backward compatibility meaning

WBackward compatibility
  • In telecommunications and computing, a product or technology is backward compatible (BC) or downward compatible if it can work with input generated by an older product or technology such as a legacy system.
  • The reverse is forward compatibility, which implies that old devices allow (or are expected to allow) data formats generated by new (or future) devices, perhaps without supporting all new features.
  • For example, the introduction of FM stereo transmission allowed backward compatibility since new FM radio receivers could receive monaural signals generated by old transmitters.
  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
    1. Nouns
      • Countable nouns

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    1. en backward compatibilities
    2. en backward compatible
    3. en forward compatibility
    4. en backward compliment
    5. en backward compliments
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    Meaning of backward compatibility for the defined word.

    Grammatically, this idiom "backward compatibility" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
    Definiteness: Level 1
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