Definition of incompatibility
1a : the quality or state of being incompatibleb : lack of interfertility between two plants
2 incompatibilities plural : mutually antagonistic things or qualities
Recent Examples of incompatibility from the Web
His father lived nearby due to an occasional syndrome of marriage known to all cultures and called incompatibility.
The operating system was also based on the ARM architecture and ended up failing because of incompatibilities with too many Windows apps.
Graham said that perhaps the most important feature of discernment is looking beyond themes of incompatibility and blame to each spouse's role in the breakdown.
Pueblo County authorities, who in 2001 and 2012 rejected the mine because of incompatibility in that agricultural area, must decide again — now that state agencies have signed off.
Lori had been told halfway through her pregnancy that there was a blood incompatibility threatening her with the risk of premature birth or even miscarriage, according to Scary Mommy.
Despite a genetic incompatibility that may have made reproduction difficult, enough hybrid human-Neanderthals were born to enshrine bits of their DNA throughout the human genome.
But the procedure has been slow to take hold among overseas flyers, in part because of the incompatibility of each airlines e-ticketing systems, an IBM spokesman said.
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: the quality or state of being incompatible software incompatibility
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