Word family noun compatibilityincompatibility adjective compatibleincompatible
From King Dictionary of Contemporary Englishincompatiblein‧com‧pat‧i‧ble /ˌɪnkəmˈpætəbəl◂/ ●○○ AWL adjective 1 RELATIONSHIPtwo people who are incompatible have such different characters, beliefs etc that they cannot have a friendly relationship OPP compatible I don’t know why they ever got married. They’re totally incompatible.2 MIXtwo things that are incompatible cannot exist or be accepted togetherincompatible with Business interests are incompatible with public office. Politeness and truth are often mutually incompatible.3 WRONG/UNSUITABLEtwo things that are incompatible are of different types and so cannot be used together OPP compatibleincompatible with The laser printer is incompatible with the new computer. incompatible blood groupsincompatibility /ˌɪnkəmpætəˈbɪləti/ noun [uncountable] sexual incompatibility
Examples from the Corpus
incompatibleAfter a week together on vacation it was clear that they were totally incompatible.In his own day the two kinds of profession were by no means incompatible.After we got married, we realized we were completely incompatible.Diane and I are completely incompatible.The centre gives advice to women who find the demands of marriage and work incompatible.I am still left aghast at the astonishing numbers of totally incompatible cichlids that are sometimes crammed into remarkably small tanks.For example, punishment may generate incompatible emotions.They've always seemed so incompatible - no wonder they're getting a divorce.In the best of all possible worlds, community and individual growth are complementary goals, not incompatible ones.We're completely incompatible - she's a neat freak, and I hate to clean.My parents always seemed incompatible to me, but they stayed together for over 40 years.These computers are incompatible with our present system.But it is not incompatible with science.In addition, it explains various detailed observational facts which are incompatible with the older Newtonian scheme.This would be incompatible with the tenure of life on Earth.incompatible withSuch violent attacks are incompatible with a civilized society.The software is incompatible with the operating system.
From King Business Dictionaryincompatiblein‧com‧pat‧i‧ble /ˌɪnkəmˈpætəbəl◂/ adjectiveCOMPUTING computers, computer systems, or programs that are incompatible cannot be used togetherincompatible withMost PCs in Japan run on software based on NEC Corp’s architecture, which is incompatible with IBM machines.