Definition of 'incompatible'
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In addition, the national recycling map is an absurd patchwork of more than 300 often incompatible systems. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I don't think they're necessarily incompatible things. Smithsonian Mag (2017)The first problem is that stable prices and rising activity may be incompatible objectives. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Traders could get caught in the crossfire as they try to comply with incompatible systems. Times, Sunday Times (2013)He may find his two policies incompatible. Times, Sunday Times (2008)As a result we expect two incompatible things from politicians. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The roles are intrinsically incompatible and regularly prove fatal to the health of the bodyguards. The Bullet Catchers (1989)Some couples may simply be incompatible or become incompatible. Times, Sunday Times (2014)This approach renders the system incompatible with modern times. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Can he not see that these two positions are incompatible? Times, Sunday Times (2009)Why should these things seem incompatible? Times, Sunday Times (2014)The two things are not incompatible. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Surely the two things are incompatible? Times, Sunday Times (2009)The two needs seem incompatible, but somehow we will manage it. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The new packaging may be incompatible with existing machinery, requiring the purchase of new equipment. Basic Marketing. Principles and Practice (1986)Yet the office holder will have two quite different, and largely incompatible roles. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Often it's because two people are incompatible to begin with. Times, Sunday Times (2007)While these two paths are not incompatible, they seem too often to be followed in divergent directions. Christianity Today (2000)That too was challenged by the claimants in the same way on the ground that it was incompatible with the Convention. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The two may be incompatible. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There could thus be no question of section 114 being incompatible with the Convention. Times, Sunday Times (2006)At first, job and home plans seem incompatible, but you find a way to make them work. The Sun (2014)We will be speaking with the Home Office to ascertain if and why the systems are incompatible and what measures need to be taken to remedy that. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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British English: incompatible ADJECTIVE
If one thing or person is incompatible with another, they do not suit each other or agree with each other.
They feel strongly that their religion is incompatible with the political system.
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