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mutually exclusive

adjective Referring to two (or more) events, conditions or variables which do not or cannot occur at the same time, as in the genetic expression of sex (either male or female, typically).
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No longer does supply chain management operate as mutually exclusive teams with separate sets of metrics in managing their activities.
FiberMax has raised the bar in terms of quality and yield, which were once considered mutually exclusive by researchers and economists.
In both cases, the masses had little understanding of the actual meaning of the various political paradigms imposed upon them and were overwhelmed by the mutually exclusive drives.
The two are not mutually exclusive; and in fact a progressive, complementary approach is the key.
"We believe that environmental and economic concerns--as well as concerns for social and economic justice--are mutually dependent, not mutually exclusive," Diehl said.
But it was the sporting nature of the contest that convinced Great Britain and Ireland captain Montgomerie intense rivalry and sportsmanship are not mutually exclusive.
They are representatives of a new kind of pop-culture heroine that is at once powerful and girl, two characteristics now presented as not being mutually exclusive.
The Finnish Presidency takes the view that the twin goals of providing support for the better quality educational establishments, while ensuring equal opportunity should not be mutually exclusive. Education and training should complement each other, and combine to promote social, economic and regional cohesion.Taking account of competition at world level, the Presidency takes the view that it is necessary to develop an exchange of knowledge and experience on matters of mutual interest in the field of education.For work carried out in the future by EU Education Ministers, the Finnish Presidency also hopes to improve cooperation between the six-monthly rotating Presidencies of the EU.
Network Attached Storage and Storage Area Networking are buzzwords referring to two alternatives to drives directly installed in servers and are perceived by many to be mutually exclusive.
But it is another matter when people demonize others in the interest of their own position, turning two sides of the same coin into a false choice between mutually exclusive alternatives.
Cutting-edge technologists and children's librarians (not a mutually exclusive category, by the way) and others with contrasting backgrounds were hoping to share common ground here.

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