incompatible

/ɪnkəmˈpætəbəl / (say inkuhm'patuhbuhl)

adjective
1. not compatible; incapable of existing together in harmony.
2. contrary or opposed in character; discordant.
3. that cannot coexist or be conjoined.
4. Logic (of two or more propositions) that cannot be true simultaneously.
5. (of positions, ranks, etc.) unable to be held simultaneously by one person.
6. Pharmaceutical, Medicine relating to drugs or the like which interfere with one another chemically or physiologically and therefore cannot be prescribed together.
7. Biology of or relating to the incapacity of cells or tissue from one individual to tolerate those of another when an organic union of some description is formed between them, as by transplantation, grafting, parasitism or the transfusion of blood.
noun
8. (usually plural) an incompatible person or thing.
9. an incompatible drug or the like.
10. (plural) Logic
a. two or more propositions which cannot be true simultaneously.
b. two or more attributes which cannot simultaneously belong to the same object.
{Medieval Latin incompatibilis}
incompatibleness, noun
incompatibly, adverb

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • incompatible — [ ɛ̃kɔ̃patibl ] adj. • 1480; incompassible 1370; lat. médiév. incompatibilis, du lat. class. compati → compatible 1 ♦ Qui ne peut coexister, être associé, réuni avec (une autre chose). ⇒ contraire, inconciliable, opposé. « La plus haute culture… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • incompatible — in‧com‧pat‧i‧ble [ˌɪnkəmˈpætbl◂] adjective COMPUTING computers, computer systems, or programs that are incompatible cannot be used together: incompatible with • Most PCs in Japan run on software based on NEC Corp s architecture, which is… …   Financial and business terms

  • Incompatible — In com*pat i*ble, a. [Pref. in not + compatible: cf. F. incompatible.] [It was formerly sometimes written {incompetible}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Not compatible; so differing as to be incapable of harmonious combination or coexistence; inconsistent in …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • incompatible — index different, discordant, disproportionate, dissident, divergent, hostile, inapplicable, inapposite …   Law dictionary

  • Incompatible — In com*pat i*ble, n. (Med. & Chem.) An incompatible substance; esp., in pl., things which can not be placed or used together because of a change of chemical composition or of opposing medicinal qualities; as, the incompatibles of iron. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • incompatible — adjetivo 1. Que no puede coexistir o armonizar con otra cosa o persona: Su trabajo es incompatible con el mío. Son dos personas incompatibles …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • incompatible — Incompatible. adj. de tout genre. Qui n est pas compatible. Ces deux humeurs sont incompatibles. c est une humeur incompatible. deux Charges incompatibles. deux benefices incompatibles. l amour de Dieu, & l amour des richesses sont deux choses… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • incompatible — [in΄kəm pat′ə bəl] adj. [ML incompatibilis] 1. not compatible; specif., a) not able to exist in harmony or agreement b) not going, or getting along, well together; incongruous, conflicting, discordant, etc.: often followed by with 2. that cannot… …   English World dictionary

  • incompatible — Incapaz de coexistir. Un tejido trasplantado puede ser rechazado porque los factores de anticuerpo de donante y receptor son incompatibles. Diccionario Mosby Medicina, Enfermería y Ciencias de la Salud, Ediciones Hancourt, S.A. 1999 …   Diccionario médico

  • incompatible — (adj.) mid 15c., from M.L. incompatibilis, from in not, opposite of (see IN (Cf. in ) (1)) + compatibilis (see COMPATIBLE (Cf. compatible)). Originally of benefices, incapable of being held together; sense of mutually intolerant is from 1590s.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • incompatible — incongruous, inconsonant, inconsistent, discordant, discrepant, uncongenial, unsympathetic Analogous words: antagonistic, counter, *adverse: *antipathetic, averse: contrary, contradictory, antithetical, antipodal, antipodean, *opposite:… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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