Definition of “incompatible” - English Dictionary

“incompatible” in British English

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uk /ˌɪn.kəmˈpæt.ə.bəl/ us /ˌɪn.kəmˈpæt̬.ə.bəl/
noun [ U ] uk /ˌɪn.kəmˌpæt.əˈbɪl.ə.ti/ us /ˌɪn.kəmˌpæt̬.əˈbɪl.ə.t̬i/

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

(Definition of “incompatible” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“incompatible” in American English

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us /ˌɪn·kəmˈpæt̬·ə·bəl/

not able to exist or work with another person or thing:

Any new video system that is incompatible with existing ones has little chance of success.
noun [ U ] us /ˌɪn·kəmˌpæt·əˈbɪl·ɪ·t̬i/

(Definition of “incompatible” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

“incompatible” in Business English

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uk /ˌɪnkəmˈpætəbl/ us

so different that both cannot happen, be correct, or be accepted at the same time:

The aims of the two partners were so fundamentally incompatible that an outside arbitrator was called in.
incompatible with sth She argued that his outside interests were incompatible with his role as team leader.

IT not able to work with other equipment:

The file was in an incompatible format and could not be printed.
incompatible with sth Ethernet and RJ11 adapters are incompatible with each other.

HR not able to work well with someone or within a company:

Human resources found the two managers to be mutually incompatible.

(Definition of “incompatible” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)