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incompatible

  

      adj  
1    incapable of living or existing together in peace or harmony; conflicting or antagonistic  
2    opposed in nature or quality; inconsistent  
3    (of an office, position, etc.) only able to be held by one person at a time  
4      (Med)   (esp. of two drugs or two types of blood) incapable of being combined or used together; antagonistic  
5      (Logic)   (of two propositions) unable to be both true at the same time  
6      (of plants)  
a    not capable of forming successful grafts  
b    incapable of self-fertilization  
7      (Maths)      another word for       inconsistent       4  
      n  
8    often pl   a person or thing that is incompatible with another  
  incompatibility, incompatibleness      n  
  incompatibly      adv  
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