Meaning of discordance in English:


Pronunciation /dɪˈskɔːd(ə)ns/

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mass noun
  • 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’
  • 3Biology
    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’