incompatibility

noun in·com·pat·i·bil·i·ty \ ˌin-kəm-ˌpa-tə-ˈbi-lə-tē \
Updated on: 16 Apr 2018

Definition of incompatibility

plural incompatibilities
1 a : the quality or state of being incompatible
b : lack of interfertility between two plants
2 incompatibilities plural : mutually antagonistic things or qualities

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INCOMPATIBILITY Defined for Kids

incompatibility

noun in·com·pat·i·bil·i·ty \ ˌin-kəm-ˌpa-tə-ˈbi-lə-tē \

Definition of incompatibility for Students

plural incompatibilities
: the quality or state of being incompatible
  • software incompatibility

Medical Dictionary

incompatibility

noun in·com·pat·i·bil·i·ty \ ˌin-kəm-ˌpat-ə-ˈbil-ət-ē \

medical Definition of incompatibility

plural incompatibilities
: the quality or state of being incompatible
  • chemical incompatibility

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