- (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
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 incompatibles
In the inevitable jangle of these incompatibles the church had become dogmatic.The Outline of History: Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind|Herbert George Wells
He just leaves us with the juxtaposition of two incompatibles.A History of Mediaeval Jewish Philosophy|Isaac Husik
Katherine, finding marriage an irremediable failure, had at length resorted to that haven for the incompatibles—the divorce court.
The bitterest criticism came, however, from the side of the revolutionaries and incompatibles.Fathers and Sons|Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev
They do not know what they want; or, rather, they want what they cannot help seeing to be incompatibles.The Economic Consequences of the Peace|John Maynard Keynes
British Dictionary definitions for incompatibles
- not capable of forming successful grafts
- incapable of fertilizing each other