Definition of incompatibility noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌɪnkəmˌpætəˈbɪləti//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌɪnkəmˌpætəˈbɪləti//
    [uncountable, countable] (pl. incompatibilities)
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  1. 1incompatibility (with somebody/something) | incompatibility (between A and B) the inability of people or things to live or exist together without problems One of the main barriers to increasing women's participation in politics is the ‘perceived incompatibility with family life’. the incompatibility between local and global concerns Cultural incompatibilities still abound between the two nations. opposite compatibility (1)
  2. 2incompatibility (with something) the inability of machines, especially computers, and computer programs to be used together the operating system's poor performance and incompatibility with other hardware
  3. opposite compatibility (2)