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incompatibility

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The state or quality of being incompatible.
  • n. Mutually exclusive or antagonistic qualities or things.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The quality or state of being incompatible; inconsistency; irreconcilableness.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality or state of being incompatible; inconsistency; irreconcilableness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The quality or condition of being incompatible; incongruity; irreconcilableness.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (immunology) the degree to which the body's immune system will try to reject foreign material (as transfused blood or transplanted tissue)
  • n. the relation between propositions that cannot both be true at the same time
  • n. the quality of being unable to exist or work in congenial combination

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Examples

  • In all of the written pieces I found Coyne specifically points out that the incompatibility is of a philosophical nature.

    Advocacy in Science: a Parasitic Practice

  • 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.

    D&D 4e’s Out… And It’s Awful. Here’s Why « Geek Related

  • You get a short-term incompatibility that gets fixed when everyone implements a more inclusive policy or smarts about the new namespace.

    Planet XML

  • When we hear the CRIA (Canadian Recording Industry Association) lobbying strongly to amend Bill C-60 to provide additional legal protection for “access controls”, we need to realize this incompatibility is precisely what they’re lobbying for.

    Stories behind the stories

  • Interrole incompatibility occurs when an individual plays two or more roles in a group and the demands of these roles may be incompatible.

    The Bass Handbook of Leadership

  • Mr. McDaniel: I believe from observations on a number of trees, particularly Dr. Richards 'in West Tennessee, that a large part of our so-called incompatibility in this State is due to winter injury _to the stock_.

    Northern Nut Growers Association Incorporated 39th Annual Report at Norris, Tenn. September 13-15 1948

  • It was published in 1894, and it stated in the very clearest terms the incompatibility of the almost limitless freedom of property set up by the constitution, with the practical freedom and general happiness of the mass of men.

    An Englishman Looks at the World

  • Ye can always get a divoorce f'r what Hogan calls incompatibility iv temper.

    Mr. Dooley Says

  • There was nothing that could be called incompatibility of temper between these two; no one saw more clearly than Sophia the generosity and courage of

    What Necessity Knows

  • Or in other words incompatibility would be considered a bug.

    Poo-tee-weet

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