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discordance

[dis-kawr-dns] /dɪsˈkɔr dns/
noun
1.
a discordant state; disagreement; discord.
2.
an instance of this.
4.
Geology. lack of parallelism between adjacent strata, as in an angular unconformity.
5.
(in genetic studies) the degree of dissimilarity in a pair of twins with respect to the presence or absence of a disease or trait.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English < Anglo-French discordaunce, descordance; see discord, -ance
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Examples for discordance
  • But obviously sometimes what surprises and exhibits discordance can also inform.
  • And behavior can certainly be in discordance with your natural attractions.
British Dictionary definitions for discordance

discordance

/dɪsˈkɔːdəns/
noun
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
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Word Origin and History for discordance
n.

mid-14c.; see discord (v.) + -ance.

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discordance in Medicine

discordance dis·cor·dance (dĭ-skôr'dns)
n.
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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