mutually exclusive

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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 post Our View: Preservation of the RoC and a settlement are mutually exclusive appeared first on Cyprus Mail .
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GRILLiT said it also struck a mutually exclusive supply deal with Natura Foods, which is the exclusive distributor of South American natural and organic grass-fed beef under the "Gaucho Ranch" brand.
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Sir Mark reinforces the fact that the sport of racing and the aims of World Horse Welfare are not mutually exclusive.
JERUSALEM, November 14, 2011 (WAFA) -- Palestinian negotiators meeting Quartet representatives in Jerusalem on Monday stressed that Israeli settlement construction in the occupied Palestinian Territory and the two-state solution are mutually exclusive.
Individual liberty is among our national treasures, and individual liberty and compulsory service are mutually exclusive."
But the two models are not mutually exclusive. Indeed, I wonder if perhaps two (or more) sources of water may be the only way to match all of the observed isotopic abundances.
They also obviously support a settlement in Upper Karabakh and the two obviously aren't mutually exclusive, but are mutually supportive, said Toner.
Wales needs a strong public and private sector - the two need not be mutually exclusive. PAUL O'SHEA Unison Cymru/Wales Secretary
Setting aside for the moment the possibility that MPs and consciences are mutually exclusive, Milord seems to have learnt nothing from the parliamentary events of recent months.
I AGREE with Norman Painting that we should have a museum of Birmingham's industrial heritage but I don't see why that and a museum for the Spitfire, which has great national significance, should be mutually exclusive.

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