1Lack of agreement or consistency.
- ‘the discordance between sales and evidence should be a focus’
2The quality of sounding harsh and jarring because of a lack of harmony.
- ‘fast songs can go through slow phases, and minor keys and discordance may be employed’
The occurrence of a trait or disease in only one member of a matched pair of subjects, especially twins.
- ‘relatively high rates of discordance among identical twins clearly point to the importance of additional factors’
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