discordance

[ dis-kawr-dns ]
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noun
  1. a discordant state; disagreement; discord.

  2. an instance of this.

  1. Geology. lack of parallelism between adjacent strata, as in an angular unconformity.

  2. (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 of discordance

1
1300–50; Middle English <Anglo-French discordaunce, descordance;see discord, -ance

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British Dictionary definitions for discordance

discordance

discordancy

/ (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

  1. variants of discord

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