in·​con·​gru·​ence | \ˌin-kən-ˈgrü-ən(t)s, (ˌ)in-ˈkäŋ-grə-wən(t)s \

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For that reason, keeping gender incongruence in the ICD-11–but moving it to a different chapter–maintains access to health care like hormones or surgery that some trans people may be seeking. Sarah Klein,, "Being Transgender Was Considered a Mental Illness by the World Health Organization—But That's Finally Changing," 20 June 2018 The definition of incongruence is not compatible, not the same or out of place. Andrea Alonso, Los Angeles Magazine, "This L.A.-Based Artist Wants You to Consider Your Immigrant Status," 4 Apr. 2018 This incongruence hasn’t gone unnoticed by NFL fans in support of Kaepernick’s activism: a #NoKaepernickNoNFL petition calling for a boycott until Kaepernick returns to the league has already gathered over 175,000 signatures. Mary Wang, Vogue, "Apparently, Sexual Assault Still Isn't As Bad For NFL Ratings As Colin Kaepernick’s Act of Protest," 2 Sep. 2017 But incongruence isn't necessarily a bad thing; far from it. Doug Maccash,, "John Mayer achieves the sublime at the Smoothie King Center," 10 Aug. 2017

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1610, in the meaning defined above

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