Incoherent vs Incompatible - What's the difference?

incoherent | incompatible |


As adjectives the difference between incoherent and incompatible

is that incoherent is incoherent (not coherent) while incompatible is of two things: that cannot coexist; not congruous because of differences; irreconcilable; disagreeing.

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.

incoherent

English

Alternative forms

* (archaic)

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Lacking coherence or agreement; incongruous; inconsistent; not logically connected.
  • The same rambling, incoherent manner. — Bishop Warburton.
  • Not physically coherent; loose; unconnected.
  • (Woodward)

    Antonyms

    * coherent

    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
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