discordance


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discordance

[di′skȯrd·əns]
(geology)
An unconformity characterized by lack of parallelism between strata which touch without fusion.
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Hence increasing the importance of the discordance part has an impacting effect on the preference for alternative [a.
Comparative evaluation of culture with other diagnostic tests Culture Proportion of discordance P value + - India ink + 71 21 (Culture-/India ink+) : 22.
Patients with these bleeding disorders have similar phenotypic parameters and clinical features, ie functional VWF discordance, increased response to low concentration Ristocetin in RIPA testing and in most cases although not ours thrombocytopenia and loss of HMWM.
Finally, in terms of scores on the belief, behavior, disjuncture, and discordance scales, the mean for belief scores was 131, indicating a mean high belief in the tenets of the code; the mean for behavior scores was 62, indicating mean behavior that is highly congruent with the code; the mean for disjuncture scores was 41, indicating moderate disjuncture; and the mean for discordance scores was 68.
The greater the discordance in this direction, the higher the satisfaction.
An excellent guide to this story is Peter Thuesen's important study In Discordance with the Scriptures: American Protestant Battles over Translating the Bible.
The perception of narrative discordance, in other words, is a reader's (more or less conscious) choice, intimately related to his or her assumption that the author means for us to recognize the narrator as a fallible commentator.
This dismaying variety in renderings of a simple short text, creates a discordance making memorization impossible-as well as undesirable.
What a wonderful metaphor, I thought, for the discordance between the First and Third Worlds.
During the past fifteen years, the author has observed an increasing discordance between the scholarly habits and readiness for learning of undergraduates and their college instructors.
Rather, it is the obdurate discordance in Trane's music - the very quality which Lee's soundtrack simultaneously pays homage to and veils - that constitutes an enduring challenge to our acceptance of facile harmonies, our willingness to settle for easy entertainments rather than accept the burden of Duke Ellington's - and John Coltrane's - open road.
A study which found that HIV positive patients may be more likely to experience discordance between LDL cholesterol and LDL particle levels, suggesting that measurement of LDL cholesterol alone in this patient population may underestimate the atherogenic burden for HIV patients which are known to have increased cardiovascular disease risk.