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in·com·pat·i·ble

 (ĭn′kəm-păt′ə-bəl)
adj.
1.
a. Not capable of existing in agreement or harmony with something else: incompatible views on religion.
b. Not capable of living or working together happily or harmoniously; antagonistic: incompatible roommates.
2. Impossible to be held simultaneously by one person: the incompatible offices of prosecutor and judge.
3. Logic That cannot be simultaneously true; mutually exclusive.
4. Medicine
a. Producing an undesirable effect when used in combination with a particular substance: a medication that is incompatible with alcohol.
b. Not immunologically compatible: incompatible blood types.
n.
One that is incompatible.

in′com·pat′i·ble·ness n.
in′com·pat′i·bly adv.

incompatible

(ˌɪnkəmˈpætəbəl)
adj
1. incapable of living or existing together in peace or harmony; conflicting or antagonistic
2. opposed in nature or quality; inconsistent
3. (of an office, position, etc) only able to be held by one person at a time
4. (Medicine) med (esp of two drugs or two types of blood) incapable of being combined or used together; antagonistic
5. (Logic) logic (of two propositions) unable to be both true at the same time
6. (Botany) (of plants)
a. not capable of forming successful grafts
b. incapable of fertilizing each other
7. (Mathematics) maths another word for inconsistent4
n
(often plural) a person or thing that is incompatible with another
ˌincomˌpatiˈbility, ˌincomˈpatibleness n
ˌincomˈpatibly adv

in•com•pat•i•ble

(ˌɪn kəmˈpæt ə bəl)

adj.
1. unable to exist together in harmony: incompatible roommates.
2. incongruous; discordant: incompatible colors.
3. (of logical propositions) not true simultaneously.
4. (of an office) unable to be held simultaneously by one person.
5. unable to be mixed together in the body effectively or without causing harm.
n.
6. Usu., incompatibles. an incompatible person or thing.
[1560–70]
in`com•pat′i•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.incompatible - not compatible; "incompatible personalities"; "incompatible colors"
uncongenial, incompatible - not suitable to your tastes or needs; "the uncongenial roommates were always fighting"; "the task was uncongenial to one sensitive to rebuffs"
inharmonious, unharmonious - not in harmony
mismatched - either not matched or unsuitably matched
different - unlike in nature or quality or form or degree; "took different approaches to the problem"; "came to a different conclusion"; "different parts of the country"; "on different sides of the issue"; "this meeting was different from the earlier one"
compatible - able to exist and perform in harmonious or agreeable combination; "a compatible married couple"; "her deeds were compatible with her ideology"
2.incompatible - used especially of drugs or muscles that counteract or neutralize each other's effectincompatible - used especially of drugs or muscles that counteract or neutralize each other's effect
3.incompatible - not suitable to your tastes or needsincompatible - not suitable to your tastes or needs; "the uncongenial roommates were always fighting"; "the task was uncongenial to one sensitive to rebuffs"
incompatible - not compatible; "incompatible personalities"; "incompatible colors"
unfriendly - not disposed to friendship or friendliness; "an unfriendly coldness of manner"; "an unfriendly action to take"
unsympathetic - not sympathetic or disposed toward; "unsympathetic officialdom"; "people unsympathetic to the revolution"; "his dignity made him seem aloof and unsympathetic"
4.incompatible - incapable of being used with or connected to other devices or components without modification
compatible - capable of being used with or connected to other devices or components without modification
5.incompatible - of words so related that one contrasts with the other; "`rich' and `hard-up' are contrastive terms"
antonymous - of words: having opposite meanings
6.incompatible - not easy to combine harmoniouslyincompatible - not easy to combine harmoniously  
mismatched - either not matched or unsuitably matched
7.incompatible - not compatible with other facts
inconsistent - displaying a lack of consistency; "inconsistent statements cannot both be true at the same time"; "inconsistent with the roadmap"
8.incompatible - not in keeping with what is correct or properincompatible - not in keeping with what is correct or proper; "completely inappropriate behavior"
incongruous - lacking in harmony or compatibility or appropriateness; "a plan incongruous with reason"; "incongruous behavior"; "a joke that was incongruous with polite conversation"
9.incompatible - used especially of solids or solutions; incapable of blending into a stable homogeneous mixture
immiscible, non-miscible, unmixable - (chemistry, physics) incapable of mixing

incompatible

incompatible

adjective
1. Made up of parts or qualities that are disparate or otherwise markedly lacking in consistency:
2. In sharp opposition:
Logic: repugnant.
Translations
مُتَعارِضمُتَنافِر، مُتَناقِض
neslučitelnýnesnesitelný
ufordrageliguforeneliguforligelig
összeegyeztethetetlenösszeférhetetlen
ósamrÿmanlegurósamrÿmanlegur, sem fer ekki saman
charakterių nesuderinamumasnesuderinaminesuderinamų charakteriųnesuderinamumas
neatbilstošsnesaderīgs
geçimsizuyumsuzuzlaşmazzıt

incompatible

[ˌɪnkəmˈpætəbl] ADJ (all senses) → incompatible (with con)

incompatible

[ˌɪnkəmˈpætɪbəl] adj
[people] → incompatible; [interests, goals] → incompatible; [systems] → incompatible
to be incompatible with (= at odds with) → être incompatible avec

incompatible

adj characters, ideas, propositions, temperamentsunvereinbar; technical systemsnicht kompatibel; drugs, blood groups, coloursnicht miteinander verträglich; the drugs are incompatibledie Arzneimittel vertragen sich nicht miteinander; we are incompatible, she saidwir passen überhaupt nicht zusammen or zueinander, sagte sie; to be incompatible with somebody/somethingsich nicht mit jdm/etw vertragen; (= not suit)nicht zu jdm/etw passen; the possession of great wealth is surely incompatible with genuine Marxist beliefsder Besitz großer Reichtümer lässt sich wohl kaum mit echtem Marxismus vereinbaren

incompatible

[ˌɪnkəmˈpætəbl] adjincompatibile

incompatible

(inkəmˈpӕtəbl) adjective
1. (of people) certain to disagree, fight etc.
2. (of statements etc) not in agreement with one another.
ˈincomˌpatiˈbility noun

incompatible

adj incompatible
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