incompatibility

incompatibility
incompatibility UK US /ˌɪnkəmˌpætəˈbɪləti/ noun [C or U] (plural incompatibilities)
the fact that two things are so different that they cannot both happen, be correct, or be accepted at the same time: incompatibility between sth (and sth) »

In design, there seems to be an inherent incompatibility between speed and durability.

incompatibility with sth »

A closer look at the plans reveals their complete incompatibility with environmental concerns.

IT the fact that two pieces of equipment, software, etc. cannot work together: incompatibility with sth »

The most serious problem is incompatibility with existing drives.

incompatibility between sth (and sth) »

An incompatibility between the two pieces of software prevents them from being used together.

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Be sure to buy certified products to avoid incompatibilities.

HR the fact that two people are not able to work well together, or that a person cannot work well within a company: »

Here are some warning signs of incompatibility that companies look for during interviews.

incompatibility between sb (and sb) »

problems caused by perceived incompatibilities between team members


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • incompatibility — n. incompatibility with * * * [ˌɪnkəmpætə bɪlɪtɪ] incompatibilitywith …   Combinatory dictionary

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