- (of two or more propositions) unable to be true simultaneously.
- (of two or more attributes of an object) unable to belong to the object simultaneously; inconsistent.
- two or more propositions that cannot be true simultaneously.
- two or more attributes that cannot simultaneously belong to the same object.
- incomplete abortion
Origin of incompatible
Examples from the Web for incompatibilities
I might continue the list of the incompatibilities of Hindu and Christian ideals.India, Its Life and Thought|John P. Jones
Go on talking your incompatibilities; go on teaching your absurdities!Selected Works of Voltairine de Cleyre|Voltairine de Cleyre
The second of these incompatibilities is really predicated upon our ignorance, and not upon our knowledge.The Theistic Conception of the World|B. F. (Benjamin Franklin) Cocker
That which is so distinct is bristling with incompatibilities.The Approach to Philosophy|Ralph Barton Perry
Many were the heartburnings, the incompatibilities of temperament, of the parts thus yoked together.Bizarre|Lawton Mackall
- not capable of forming successful grafts
- incapable of fertilizing each other
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.