disharmony


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dis·har·mo·ny

(dis-har'mŏ-nē),
1. The state of being deranged or lacking in orderliness.
2. In a complex sound, the absence of a mathematical relationship among the frequencies of the fundamental tone and its overtones so that the frequencies of the overtones are not whole-number multiples or partials of the frequency of the fundamental tone. The auditory effect has a noisy or unpleasant quality, as opposed to music.

dis·har·mo·ny

(dis-har'mŏ-nē)
Being deranged or lacking in orderliness.
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Jones said: "There have been these stories this week about disharmony and discontent, and as host country we're open to scrutiny - which is fair enough.
I've settled many a case through listening, finding out what my client really wants at the end of their relationship and then negotiating - bringing harmony from disharmony.
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The latter will threaten public education, spawn inter-faith disharmony, violate the rights of conscience of millions of people and make a mockery of our nation's heritage of religious freedom.
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Unhampered by Classical precedent, the architects evidently chose proportions to reflect the disharmony of the modern world.
If this does not coincide with the coach's "big picture" for the program, disharmony between the coach and the administration is inevitable.
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With Williams' help, Franklin, 49, realized that part of the disharmony with his superior was due to his blunt and direct communication style.
All of the above would facilitate organizational disharmony and lack of organizational trust.
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According to the party, buildings with entrances on the south or west sides are prone to disharmony.