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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The state or an instance of disagreement; discord.
  • noun Genetics The presence of a given trait in only one member of a pair of identical twins.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In geology, a lack of parallelism or complete conformity in associated strata.
  • noun The state of being discordant; disagreement; opposition; inconsistency.
  • noun Discord of sound.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun State or quality of being discordant; disagreement; inconsistency.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A state of discord.
  • noun music Lack of harmony; dissonance.
  • noun genetics The presence of a specific genetic trait in only one of a set of clones (or identical twins).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a harsh mixture of sounds
  • noun strife resulting from a lack of agreement

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