mutually exclusive


mutually exclusive

adjective

: related in such a way that each thing makes the other thing impossible : not able to be true at the same time or to exist together

Full Definition of MUTUALLY EXCLUSIVE

:  being related such that each excludes or precludes the other <mutually exclusive events>; also :  incompatible <their outlooks were not mutually exclusive>

Examples of MUTUALLY EXCLUSIVE

  1. <the two plans are mutually exclusive; implementing one will automatically rule out the other>

First Known Use of MUTUALLY EXCLUSIVE

1874

Other Logic Terms

a posteriori, connotation, corollary, inference, paradox, postulate, syllogism

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