Incompatibility



[in-kuh m-pat-uh-buh l] /ˌɪn kəmˈpæt ə bəl/

adjective
1.
not compatible; unable to exist together in harmony:
She asked for a divorce because they were utterly incompatible.
2.
contrary or opposed in character; discordant:
incompatible colors.
3.
that cannot coexist or be conjoined.
4.
Logic.

5.
(of positions, functions, ranks, etc.) unable to be held simultaneously by one person.
6.
Medicine/Medical. of or relating to biological substances that interfere with one another physiologically, as different types of blood in a transfusion.
7.
Pharmacology. of or relating to drugs that interfere with one another chemically or physiologically and therefore cannot be mixed or prescribed together.
noun
8.
Usually, incompatibles. incompatible persons or things.
9.
an incompatible drug or the like.
10.
incompatibles, Logic.

/ˌɪnkəmˈpætəbəl/
adjective
1.
incapable of living or existing together in peace or harmony; conflicting or antagonistic
2.
opposed in nature or quality; inconsistent
3.
(of an office, position, etc) only able to be held by one person at a time
4.
(med) (esp of two drugs or two types of blood) incapable of being combined or used together; antagonistic
5.
(logic) (of two propositions) unable to be both true at the same time
6.
(of plants)

7.
(maths) another word for inconsistent (sense 4)
noun
8.
(often pl) a person or thing that is incompatible with another
n.

1610s; see incompatible + -ity.
adj.

mid-15c., from Medieval Latin incompatibilis, from in- “not, opposite of” (see in- (1)) + compatibilis (see compatible). Originally of benefices, “incapable of being held together;” sense of “mutually intolerant” is from 1590s. Related: Incompatibly.

incompatible in·com·pat·i·ble (ĭn’kəm-pāt’ə-bəl)
adj.

in’com·pat·i·bil’i·ty (ĭn’kəm-pāt’ə-bĭl’ĭ-tē) n.

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