Incompatible meaning

ĭn'kəm-păt'ə-bəl
Logically contradictory.
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The definition of incompatible is things or people that cannot coexist well or that do not go well together.

Two opposing ideas are an example of ideas that are incompatible.

A person who is very neat and a person who is very messy are examples of people who are incompatible.

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Impossible to be held simultaneously by one person.

The incompatible offices of prosecutor and judge.

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That cannot be simultaneously true; mutually exclusive.
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Not capable of existing in agreement or harmony with something else.

Incompatible views on religion.

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Not capable of living or working together happily or harmoniously; antagonistic.

Incompatible roommates.

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Producing an undesirable effect when used in combination with a particular substance.

A medication that is incompatible with alcohol.

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Not immunologically compatible.

Incompatible blood types.

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One that is incompatible.
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Not compatible.
  • Not able to exist in harmony or agreement.
  • Not going, or getting along, well together; incongruous, conflicting, discordant, etc.
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That cannot be held at one time by the same person.
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Not suitable for being mixed or used together.
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That cannot both be true at the same time.
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Not predicable of the same subject without contradiction.
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An incompatible person or thing.
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Producing an undesirable effect when used in combination with a particular substance.

A medication that is incompatible with alcohol.

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Not immunologically compatible.

Incompatible blood types.

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Of two things: impossible to coexist; not congruous because of differences; irreconcilable; disagreeing.
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(chemistry) Incapable of being together without mutual reaction or decomposition, as certain medicines.
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(medicine, chemistry, chiefly in the plural) An incompatible substance; one of a group of things that cannot be placed or used together because of a change of chemical composition or opposing medicinal qualities.

The incompatibles of iron.

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Origin of incompatible

French incompatible.