Meaning of incapable

in•ca•pa•ble

Pronunciation: (in-kā'pu-bul), [key]
— adj.
  1. not capable.
  2. not having the necessary ability, qualification, or strength to perform some specified act or function: As an administrator, he is simply incapable.
  3. without ordinary capability; incompetent.
  4. These materials are incapable of exact measurement.
    1. not having the ability, qualification, or strength for (a specified act or function).
    2. not open to; not susceptible to or admitting:These materials are incapable of exact measurement.
    3. legally unqualified for.
—n.
  1. a thoroughly incompetent person, esp. one of defective mentality.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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