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- incapable of being communicated, imparted, shared, etc.
- not communicative; taciturn.
Origin of incommunicable
Related formsin·com·mu·ni·ca·bil·i·ty, in·com·mu·ni·ca·ble·ness, nounin·com·mu·ni·ca·bly, adverb
From the Late Latin
dating back to 1560–70.
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
British Dictionary definitions for incommunicabilityDerived Formsincommunicability or incommunicableness, nounincommunicably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for incommunicability
1560s, "not communicative," from in- (1) "not" + communicable. Sense of "not able to be communicated" first recorded 1570s. Related: Incommunicably.
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