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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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High HIV prevalence among males in discordant partnerships in a full access door-to-door VCT programme in rural Uganda.
from 1973, the dancers wear white body tights and skullcaps (by Frank Garcia) veined with colored thread, and appear to inhabit a vaguely dated sci-fi universe in which they crouch, twitch, and make faces to discordant, squeaky music by the Oregon Ensemble.
An explicitly emotional account of a discordant relationship, it also includes a splendid spoof of that city's radio talk maven Dr.
How REI plans to use PLM software to deal with discontinuous and often discordant information as well as other product development challenges
The band is equal parts harmonic and discordant, and wields elements of folk-rock and indie rock with a nearly indiscriminate glee.
Assisted reproduction with semen washing can significantly reduce the risk of sexual and vertical transmission of HIV and hepatitis C (HCV) in discordant couples in which the male partner is infected.
The recurrent clocks--molded in eclectic styles, telling different times, and showing hands or hours askew--seemed to fuse discordant measures of the cosmos: light-years with dog years, seasons with time zones, the mythological time of storytelling with the measured time of the phone bill.
But if a point in the evening could be frozen in time, to be replayed again, it would be the Velvets' immortal ``Venus in Furs,'' hauntingly propelled by a mournful, opiated rhythm enlivened at times by Jane Scarpatoni's discordant cello.
The problem of reconciling two discordant traditions emerges in essays by Antoine Calvet on works attributed to Arnold of Villanova and by Danielle Jacquart on Michele Savonarola.
Although the uranium mineralization is structurally controlled, its relatively young age (approximately 510 ma) and proximity to the discordant younger rocks suggests it is probably unconformity related.
West Coast metal band Fear Factory brings some interesting sounds and rhythms to the party, blending traditional metal thrash with discordant drumbeats and some fairly impressive singing.
A cross-sectional study of 49 HIV-concordant and 126 discordant couples receiving HIV counselling and testing in Kampala sought to determine correlates of HIV-concordance among couples.