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INCOMPATIBILITY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does incompatibility mean? 

INCOMPATIBILITY (noun)
  The noun INCOMPATIBILITY has 3 senses:

1. the relation between propositions that cannot both be true at the same time
2. (immunology) the degree to which the body's immune system will try to reject foreign material (as transfused blood or transplanted tissue)
3. the quality of being unable to exist or work in congenial combination

  Familiarity information: INCOMPATIBILITY used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


INCOMPATIBILITY (noun)


Sense 1incompatibility [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The relation between propositions that cannot both be true at the same time

Classified under:

Nouns denoting relations between people or things or ideas

Synonyms:

incompatibility; inconsistency; mutual exclusiveness; repugnance

Hypernyms ("incompatibility" is a kind of...):

contradictoriness (the relation that exists when opposites cannot coexist)


Sense 2incompatibility [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(immunology) the degree to which the body's immune system will try to reject foreign material (as transfused blood or transplanted tissue)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Hypernyms ("incompatibility" is a kind of...):

physiological condition; physiological state (the state of the body or bodily functions)

Domain category:

immunology (the branch of medical science that studies the body's immune system)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "incompatibility"):

histoincompatibility (incompatibility in which one person's tissue cannot be transplanted to another person)

Rh incompatibility (incompatibility of Rh blood types; a transfusion of Rh-positive blood given to a Rh-negative person (or vice versa) can result in hemolysis and anemia)


Sense 3incompatibility [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The quality of being unable to exist or work in congenial combination

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Hypernyms ("incompatibility" is a kind of...):

characteristic (a distinguishing quality)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "incompatibility"):

conflict (an incompatibility of dates or events)

incongruity; incongruousness (the quality of disagreeing; being unsuitable and inappropriate)

Antonym:

compatibility (capability of existing or performing in harmonious or congenial combination)


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