mutually exclusive

adjective
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

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 in a Sentence

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

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First Known Use of mutually exclusive

1874

in the meaning defined above

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MUTUALLY EXCLUSIVE Defined for English Language Learners

mutually exclusive

Definition of mutually exclusive for English Language Learners

  • : 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


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