Incompatible vs Discordant - What's the difference?

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Incompatible is a synonym of discordant.


As adjectives the difference between incompatible and discordant

is that incompatible is of two things: that cannot coexist; not congruous because of differences; irreconcilable; disagreeing while discordant is not in harmony or accord.

As a noun incompatible

is (medicine|chemistry|chiefly|in the plural) an incompatible substance; one of a group of things that cannot be placed or used together because of a change of chemical composition or opposing medicinal qualities.

incompatible

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Of two things: that cannot coexist; not congruous because of differences; irreconcilable; disagreeing.
  • (chemistry) Incapable of being together without mutual reaction or decomposition, as certain medicines.
  • Antonyms

    * compatible

    Derived terms

    * incompatibly * incompatibility

    See also

    * incombinable * uncombinable * ununifiable * antagonistic * antipodal * contrastive

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (medicine, chemistry, chiefly, in the plural) An incompatible substance; one of a group of things that cannot be placed or used together because of a change of chemical composition or opposing medicinal qualities.
  • the incompatibles of iron
    ----

    discordant

    English

    Alternative forms

    * discordaunt (obsolete)

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • not in harmony or accord
  • harsh or dissonant sounding
  • (public health) serodiscordant
  • (geology) of a differing type of rock cutting across a formation
  • Dikes may be discordant to country rock if they intrude at a high angle to the bedding

    Antonyms

    * concordant