Incompatible terms(Logic), terms which can not be combined in thought.

Syn. — Inconsistent; incongruous; dissimilar; irreconcilable; unsuitable; disagreeing; inharmonious; discordant; repugnant; contradictory. See Inconsistent.

(In`com*pat"i*ble) n. (Med. & Chem.) An incompatible substance; esp., in pl., things which can not be placed or used together because of a change of chemical composition or of opposing medicinal qualities; as, the incompatibles of iron.

(In`com*pat"i*ble*ness), n. The quality or state of being incompatible; incompatibility.

(In`com*pat"i*bly), adv. In an incompatible manner; inconsistently; incongruously.

(In*com"pe*tence In*com"pe*tency) n. [Cf. F. incompétence.]

1. The quality or state of being incompetent; want of physical, intellectual, or moral ability; insufficiency; inadequacy; as, the incompetency of a child for hard labor, or of an idiot for intellectual efforts. "Some inherent incompetency." Gladstone.

2. (Law) Want of competency or legal fitness; incapacity; disqualification, as of a person to be heard as a witness, or to act as a juror, or of a judge to try a cause.

(In*com"pa*ra*ble) a. [L. incomparabilis: cf. F. incomparable. See In- not, and Comparable.] Not comparable; admitting of no comparison with others; unapproachably eminent; without a peer or equal; matchless; peerless; transcendent.

A merchant of incomparable wealth.

A new hypothesis . . . which hath the incomparable Sir Isaac Newton for a patron.
Bp. Warburton.

In*com"pa*ra*ble*ness, n.In*com"pa*ra*bly, adv.

Delights incomparably all those corporeal things.
Bp. Wilkins.

(In`com*pared") a. Peerless; incomparable. [Obs.] Spenser.

(In*com"pass) v. t. See Encompass.

(In`com*pas"sion) n. [Pref. in- not + compassion: cf. F. incompassion.] Want of compassion or pity. [Obs.] Bp. Sanderson.

(In`com*pas"sion*ate) a. Not compassionate; void of pity or of tenderness; remorseless.In`com*pas"sion*ate*ly, adv.In`com*pas"sion*ate*ness, n.

(In`com*pat`i*bil"i*ty) n.; pl. -ties [Cf. F. incompatibilité.] The quality or state of being incompatible; inconsistency; irreconcilableness.

(In`com*pat"i*ble) a. [Pref. in- not + compatible: cf. F. incompatible.] [It was formerly sometimes written incompetible.]

1. Not compatible; so differing as to be incapable of harmonious combination or coexistence; inconsistent in thought or being; irreconcilably disagreeing; as, persons of incompatible tempers; incompatible colors, desires, ambition.

A strength and obduracy of character incompatible with his meek and innocent nature.

2. (Chem.) Incapable of being together without mutual reaction or decomposition, as certain medicines.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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