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1. The state or an instance of disagreement; discord.
2. Genetics The presence of a given trait in only one member of a pair of identical twins.


(dɪsˈkɔːdəns) or


1. (Geological Science) 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. (Music, other) variants of discord


(dɪsˈkɔr dns)

1. a discordant state.
2. an instance of this.
[1300–50; Middle English < Anglo-French]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.discordance - a harsh mixture of sounds
dissonance - disagreeable sounds
2.discordance - strife resulting from a lack of agreement
strife - bitter conflict; heated often violent dissension




(of colours, sounds, music)Disharmonie f
References in classic literature ?
As they sit listening to the solemn swell, the confidence of last night rises in young Edwin Drood's mind, and he thinks how unlike this music is to that discordance.
The authors noted several limitations of the study: Generalizability was limited because the subjects were drawn from urban underserved and Veterans Affairs clinics; there was also a lack of blinding, and discordance between patient self-report and electronic health record data.
As in concordance index, discordance indices constituting the discordance matrix D, also have a value from 0 to 1.
On a different note, and in respect of Aoun-Jumblatt reconciliation, Geagea said there is not any discordance or conflict between LF and Free Patriotic Movement head, MP Michel Aoun, adding that joint meetings must be proceeded.
For each criterion, the discordance index is also defined based on the discordance and veto thresholds [u.
Inspired by the early '80s hardcore scene, '90s Swedish hardcore bands such as Refused, the metal riffs of Mastodon and the discordance of key underground bands like Swing Kids, and JR Ewing, Gallows' premier goal was to wrestle punk back from the fashion police and re-invest it with passion, brutality and menace.
The researchers suggest that discordance may stem either from misreporting (possibly because of participants' wish to give a socially' desirable response) or from incorrect use of condoms by women who did, in fact, use them consistently.
One explanation for this discordance between the data and editorial opinion is that commentaries may be more likely to highlight physicians' concerns based on anecdotal evidence or other nonclinical trial settings," the study's authors wrote.
There appears to be a discordance because they get the feeling it is going on but not in their neck of the woods.
FVIII:C, VWF:Ag, VWF:RCo, and more recently and increasingly, VWF:CB and VWF:Act) are used in the initial patient workup to identify whether or not VWD is likely, and if so, to help characterise functional VWF discordance and hence provisionally characterise these VWD cases as either Type 1, 2 or 3.
However, when culture was negative there was significant difference between the pair of discordance of various diagnostic tests.