Meaning of discordance

dis•cord•ance

Pronunciation: (dis-kôr'dns), [key]
— n.
  1. a discordant state; disagreement; discord.
  2. an instance of this.
  3. dissonance.
  4. 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.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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