Definition of "incompatibility" []

  • The state or quality of being incompatible. (noun)
  • Mutually exclusive or antagonistic qualities or things. (noun)
  • Incapable of living or existing together in peace or harmony; conflicting or antagonistic (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Opposed in nature or quality; inconsistent (adjective)
  • (of an office, position, etc) only able to be held by one person at a time (adjective)
  • (esp of two drugs or two types of blood) incapable of being combined or used together; antagonistic (adjective)
  • (of two propositions) unable to be both true at the same time (adjective)
  • Not capable of forming successful grafts (adjective)
  • Incapable of fertilizing each other (adjective)
  • A person or thing that is incompatible with another (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "incompatibility" in a sentence
  • "In all of the written pieces I found Coyne specifically points out that the incompatibility is of a philosophical nature."
  • "So maybe I could say back incompatibility is OK – after all, the Wizards adventure products in 3e were all derivative “returns to” the original great D&D adventure locales, from the Temple of Elemental Evil to the Ruins of Greyhawk."
  • "You get a short-term incompatibility that gets fixed when everyone implements a more inclusive policy or smarts about the new namespace."