- (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.
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Origin of incompatible
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OTHER WORDS FROM incompatiblein·com·pat·i·bil·i·ty, in·com·pat·i·ble·ness, nounin·com·pat·i·bly, adverb
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Example sentences from the Web for incompatible
Violence is incompatible with the exercise of democratic rights and freedoms.Woman dies after shooting in U.S. Capitol; D.C. National Guard activated after mob breaches building|Washington Post Staff|January 7, 2021|Washington Post
The law prohibits employers from firing, demoting or otherwise retaliating against workers who refuse to take part in activities they believe are incompatible with public health and safety mandates.Workers are getting fired and penalized for reporting COVID safety violations|lbelanger225|October 23, 2020|Fortune
Additionally, the amount of data being collected by companies was exploding, but they usually spread it across many storage facilities and kept it in incompatible formats.Meet Snowflake, one of the buzziest tech IPOs ever|Aaron Pressman|September 15, 2020|Fortune
One section of the ordinance, which regulates behavior around elections, campaign finance and lobbying, bans so-called “incompatible activities.”Barrios Was Paid by Union While Working for Council President|Andrew Keatts and Jesse Marx|September 2, 2020|Voice of San Diego
To meet global demand, producers have continued to burn coal at a rate that’s incompatible with international climate goals and a stable climate.The coal industry is finally closing more plants than it’s building|Michael J. Coren|August 6, 2020|Quartz
Interesting that those who sat in judgment of him found those two sets of beliefs to be incompatible.
But the site is incompatible with special screen reading software that would make it accessible to blind readers.TEDx Talks Have a Disability Problem—but This Incredible Young Woman Is Working to Change That|Nina Strochlic|November 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She was a New Woman: She demanded the vote but also a life in which being married and having a career were not incompatible.Wonder Woman’s Creation Story Is Wilder Than You Could Ever Imagine|Tom Arnold-Forster|November 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Indeed, the idea that an elected official should act exactly as voters demand is incompatible with the way our government works.Voting for Slavery? Jim Wheeler Gets Into Hot Water|Jamelle Bouie|October 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The statement also described the decision as “incompatible with the transition to democracy” in Egypt.
Thus sulphur exists under three distinct and incompatible forms, or modifications, called Allotropic.
The event created great excitement, and led many to believe that Masonry and good citizenship were incompatible.
Vacillation and inconsistency are as incompatible with successful diplomacy as they are with the national dignity.Speeches of Benjamin Harrison|Benjamin Harrison
The forms, characteristics and qualities of breeds so unlike seem to be incompatible with one another.The Principles of Breeding|S. L. Goodale
Now I do ask in all seriousness, are eyeglasses in fiction really so incompatible with romance?The Champagne Standard|Mrs. John Lane
British Dictionary definitions for incompatible
- not capable of forming successful grafts
- incapable of fertilizing each other