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  • 1 incompatible — [ ɛ̃kɔ̃patibl ] adj. • 1480; incompassible 1370; lat. médiév. incompatibilis, du lat. class. compati → compatible 1 ♦ Qui ne peut coexister, être associé, réuni avec (une autre chose). ⇒ contraire, inconciliable, opposé. « La plus haute culture… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 incompatible — in‧com‧pat‧i‧ble [ˌɪnkəmˈpætbl◂] adjective COMPUTING computers, computer systems, or programs that are incompatible cannot be used together: incompatible with • Most PCs in Japan run on software based on NEC Corp s architecture, which is… …

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  • 3 Incompatible — In com*pat i*ble, a. [Pref. in not + compatible: cf. F. incompatible.] [It was formerly sometimes written {incompetible}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Not compatible; so differing as to be incapable of harmonious combination or coexistence; inconsistent in …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 incompatible — index different, discordant, disproportionate, dissident, divergent, hostile, inapplicable, inapposite …

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  • 5 Incompatible — In com*pat i*ble, n. (Med. & Chem.) An incompatible substance; esp., in pl., things which can not be placed or used together because of a change of chemical composition or of opposing medicinal qualities; as, the incompatibles of iron. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 incompatible — adjetivo 1. Que no puede coexistir o armonizar con otra cosa o persona: Su trabajo es incompatible con el mío. Son dos personas incompatibles …

    Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • 7 incompatible — Incompatible. adj. de tout genre. Qui n est pas compatible. Ces deux humeurs sont incompatibles. c est une humeur incompatible. deux Charges incompatibles. deux benefices incompatibles. l amour de Dieu, & l amour des richesses sont deux choses… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 8 incompatible — [in΄kəm pat′ə bəl] adj. [ML incompatibilis] 1. not compatible; specif., a) not able to exist in harmony or agreement b) not going, or getting along, well together; incongruous, conflicting, discordant, etc.: often followed by with 2. that cannot… …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 incompatible — Incapaz de coexistir. Un tejido trasplantado puede ser rechazado porque los factores de anticuerpo de donante y receptor son incompatibles. Diccionario Mosby Medicina, Enfermería y Ciencias de la Salud, Ediciones Hancourt, S.A. 1999 …

    Diccionario médico

  • 10 incompatible — (adj.) mid 15c., from M.L. incompatibilis, from in not, opposite of (see IN (Cf. in ) (1)) + compatibilis (see COMPATIBLE (Cf. compatible)). Originally of benefices, incapable of being held together; sense of mutually intolerant is from 1590s.… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 11 incompatible — incongruous, inconsonant, inconsistent, discordant, discrepant, uncongenial, unsympathetic Analogous words: antagonistic, counter, *adverse: *antipathetic, averse: contrary, contradictory, antithetical, antipodal, antipodean, *opposite:… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 12 incompatible — [adj] antagonistic, contradictory adverse, antipathetic, antipodal, antithetical, clashing, conflicting, contrary, counter, disagreeing, discordant, discrepant, disparate, factious, inadmissible, inappropriate, incoherent, inconformable,… …

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  • 13 incompatible — Incompatible, Offices incompatibles, Munera dissentientia, vel non sociabilia. B. Deux chanoineries ne sont point incompatibles, Duo canonicatus non collidunt inter se, Non pugnant, Non cedunt in numerum sacerdotiorum sese collidentium. B …

    Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • 14 incompatible — adj. No compatible con alguien o algo …

    Diccionario de la lengua española

  • 15 incompatible — ► ADJECTIVE 1) (of two things) not able to exist or be used together. 2) (of two people) unable to have a harmonious relationship. DERIVATIVES incompatibility noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 16 incompatible — (in kon pa ti bl ) adj. 1°   Qui ne peut, en parlant des personnes, s accommoder d une chose. •   [Coriolan] l homme le plus incompatible avec l injustice, mais le plus dur et le plus aigri, BOSSUET Hist. III, 6.    Il se dit de ceux qui ne… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 17 incompatible — in|com|pat|i|ble [ˌınkəmˈpætıbəl] adj 1.) two people who are incompatible have such different characters, beliefs etc that they cannot have a friendly relationship ≠ ↑compatible ▪ I don t know why they ever got married. They re totally… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 incompatible — [[t]ɪ̱nkəmpæ̱tɪb(ə)l[/t]] 1) ADJ: usu v link ADJ, oft ADJ with n If one thing or person is incompatible with another, they are very different in important ways, and do not suit each other or agree with each other. They feel strongly that their… …

    English dictionary

  • 19 incompatible — adjective 1 two people who are incompatible have completely different characters so that it is difficult for them to have a good relationship: God knows why they ever got married. They re totally incompatible! 2 two beliefs, statements, actions… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 incompatible — adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Medieval Latin incompatibilis, from Latin in + Medieval Latin compatibilis compatible Date: 15th century 1. incapable of being held by one person at one time used of offices that make conflicting demands… …

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