mutually exclusive

adjective

Definition of mutually exclusive

  1. :  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>

1874

First Known Use of mutually exclusive

1874


MUTUALLY EXCLUSIVE Defined for English Language Learners

mutually exclusive

adjective

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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