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mu′tually exclu′sive

of or pertaining to a situation involving two or more events, possibilities, etc., in which the occurrence of one precludes the occurrence of the other: mutually exclusive plans.
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Adj.1.mutually exclusive - unable to be both true at the same time
incompatible - not compatible; "incompatible personalities"; "incompatible colors"
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The aggregate area in dots can be thought of as the union of n identical, mutually exclusive events with probability p equal to the proportion of the dot area relative to a unit square, or n x p.
Attaining Investors In People status and attempting to impose new contracts on staff are not mutually exclusive events in any organisation.
Dinner with dozens of preschoolers and an evening of literary discourse sound like mutually exclusive events.

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