- (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.
Origin of incompatible
SYNONYMS FOR incompatible
Related formsin·com·pat·i·bil·i·ty, in·com·pat·i·ble·ness, nounin·com·pat·i·bly, adverb
Examples from the Web for incompatibility
The incompatibility between motherhood and tech, it seems, runs far deeper than the timing of pregnancy alone.Don’t Be Fooled by Apple and Facebook, Egg Freezing Is Not a Benefit|Samantha Allen|October 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
That incompatibility begins in an education system that is wary of encouraging original thinking and potentially disobedience.China’s Schools Teaches Kids to Take Tests, Obey the State, and Not Much More|Junheng Li|November 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
I think the marriage laws are rotten; I think divorce ought to be for incompatibility.The Tree of Heaven|May Sinclair
First, Is there an incompatibility in principle between the system of Protection and the right of property?Protection and Communism|Frederic Bastiat
The Gita distinguishes between the powers of light and darkness and demonstrates their incompatibility.Freedom's Battle|Mahatma Gandhi
The incompatibility of aquacity with the erratic originality of genius.Ulysses|James Joyce
The ethnologist sees in it the incompatibility of Celt and Saxon.William Pitt and the Great War|John Holland Rose
British Dictionary definitions for incompatibility
- not capable of forming successful grafts
- incapable of fertilizing each other