a discordant state; disagreement; discord.
an instance of this.
Geology. lack of parallelism between adjacent strata, as in an angular unconformity.
(in genetic studies) the degree of dissimilarity in a pair of twins with respect to the presence or absence of a disease or trait.

1300–50; Middle English < Anglo-French discordaunce, descordance; see discord, -ance

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discordance or discordancy (dɪsˈkɔːdəns)
1.  geology an arrangement of rock strata in which the older underlying ones dip at a different angle from the younger overlying ones; unconformity
2.  lack of agreement or consonance
3.  variants of discord
discordancy or discordancy

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discordance dis·cor·dance (dĭ-skôr'dns)
The presence of a given genetic trait in only one member of a pair of identical twins.

dis·cor'dant adj.
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But obviously sometimes what surprises and exhibits discordance can also inform.
And behavior can certainly be in discordance with your natural attractions.
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