Definition of Discordance

1. Noun. A harsh mixture of sounds.

Exact synonyms: Discord
Generic synonyms: Dissonance
Derivative terms: Discordant



2. Noun. Strife resulting from a lack of agreement.
Exact synonyms: Discord
Generic synonyms: Strife
Derivative terms: Discord, Discordant

Definition of Discordance

1. n. State or quality of being discordant; disagreement; inconsistency.

Definition of Discordance

1. Noun. A state of discord. ¹

2. Noun. (music) Lack of harmony; dissonance. ¹

3. Noun. (genetics) The presence of a specific genetic trait in only one of a set of clones (or identical twins). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Discordance

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Discordance

1. Dissociation of two characteristics in the members of a sample from a population; used as a measure of dependence. Compare: concordance. (05 Mar 2000)

Discordance Pictures

Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Discordance Images

Lexicographical Neighbors of Discordance

discontinuous sterilization
discontinuously
discontinuousness
disconvenience
disconvenient
discopathy
discophile
discophiles
discophilia
discophora
discophore
discophores
discoplacenta
discord
discordable
discordance (current term)
discordances
discordancies
discordancy
discordant
discordant alternans
discordant alternation
discordant atrioventricular connections
discordant thyroid nodule
discordantly
discordaunce
discordaunt
discorded
discordful
discording

Literary usage of Discordance

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society by Royal Astronomical Society (1873)
"there is a triple discordance between his treatment of the matter and mine, for he sets the date of Hooke's observation one day too Fig. ». Fig. ..."

2. Plato, and the Other Companions of Sokrates by George Grote (1888)
"Sokrates then continues):— —That there is great discordance of laws in different places. He specifies several cases of such discordance, at some length. ..."

3. Report of the Annual Meeting (1870)
"On the discordance usually observed behveen tlte results of Direct and Reflexion Observations of North Polar Distance. B>/ the Rev. li. ..."

4. Papers and Notes on the Glacial Geology of Great Britain and Ireland by Henry Carvill Lewis, Henry William Crosskey (1894)
"THE discordance BETWEEN THE DIRECTIONS OF THE SEVERAL SETS OF STRIDE TO BE SEEN ... there is a diametric discordance of direction between them —ie while the ..."

5. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"The Pauline theology exhibits them side by side, showing their discordance in the absence of all attempt on the part of the apostle to reconcile them. ..."

6. Chemical and Geological Essays by Thomas Sterry Hunt (1875)
"by the stratigraphical break and discordance in Herkimer County, New York ; and by the ... Lesley appears to regard the discordance of no great importance; ..."

7. Radionuclide Retention in Geologic Media: Workshop Proceedings, Oskarshamn by Svensk kärnbränslehantering AB., OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (2002)
"Cussler [2] reports some dramatic examples of discordance between predictions and experiments in diffusion of isotopic molecules, and suggests that the ..."

Other Resources Relating to: Discordance

Search for Discordance on Dictionary.com!Search for Discordance on Thesaurus.com!Search for Discordance on Google!Search for Discordance on Wikipedia!

Search