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incompatible

adj. 1) inconsistent. 2) unmatching. 3) unable to live together as husband and wife due to irreconcilable differences. In no-fault divorce states, if one of the spouses desires to end the marriage, that fact proves incompatibility, and a divorce (dissolution) will be granted even though the other spouse does not want a divorce. The term also has the general meaning that two people do not get along with each other. (See: incompatibility)

incompatible

adjective antipathetical, clash, contradictoriness, contrariety, contrast, controversy, disaccord, disagreement, discord, discordance, dispute, dissension, dissent, dissidence, disunion, disunity, faction, fight, hatred, hostility, incongruous, intolerance, not agreeing, not compatible, not harmonizing, opposition, repelling, repugnance, variance
Associated concepts: doctrine of incompatibility, incompatibility of public offices
See also: different, discordant, disproportionate, dissident, divergent, hostile, inapplicable, inapposite, inappropriate, inapt, incongruous, inconsistent, inept, negative, opposite, unrelated, unsuitable
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Many of Russia's problems stem from an impossibility to govern from Moscow territories that are incompatibly diverse from the point of view of ethnicity, history, economy, and demography.
According to developer group, the Web Standards Project (WSP), key web standards remain incompletely or incompatibly implemented, making it necessary for two-thirds of the top 100 consumer web sites to exist in multiple versions to support different browsers.
In a significant insight, Clooney explains how, to the Vedantan commentator Sankara, the two kinds of Brahman (saguna, "with qualities" and nirguna, "without qualities") do not reflect incompatibly different kinds of Brahman, but are designed for two different stages of reading.
This fixes an unwanted sharp boundary between the borderline cases and the definite cases, apparently incompatibly with higher-order vagueness, but I shall ignore this problem here.
Since each source is independently maintained, the sources will typically organize the same information incompatibly.
But alongside pragmatic caution anticipating the response of derided bourgeois patrons and dealers, there are also incompatibly alternative ideals.
In the paraphrase of its account of the legend of the Ankou's original blinding by St Peter, for example, a peasant who sings cheerfully on seeing Death in his cart is characterized as a 'bright bolshevik'; St Peter becomes 'a suppressed communist' but also (apparently incompatibly with this) 'as touchy as a captain of industry or a demagogue'.
Only one source actually follows this sequence, however, and, ironically, this is the Trent 92 reading which bizarrely and incompatibly combines the superius of the first version with the tenor and contratenor of the second.
For a brief time during the 1920s, however, in the new Soviet Union, the assertively "modern" in art and the avowedly revolutionary government lived uneasily but not incompatibly together.
But, if it were intrinsically done, it would be incompatibly imperative (emphasis added) (Dewey, 1944, p.
To the extent that priorities were reactively set, often unpredictably and incompatibly with public planning, planners can be alerted to the dangers of simplistic solutions.