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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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For example, looking back on a situation in which one learner's habit of borrowing papers from others created a disharmonious atmosphere in class, a participant contrasted her previous grammar-based action with her new insights:
Hence, if an employee is in a disharmonious relationship with his/ her supervisor, he/she may cause problems for the whole community by engaging in counterproductive work behaviors (Bennett & Robinson, 2000).
The HC regulation was devised mainly to do away with the disharmonious regulatory landscape in Europe with regard to claims.
Dalquest and Stangl (1984) proposed a late Pleistocene age of layer 2 based mainly on presence of a jaw of Capromeryx, an ecologically disharmonious small-mammal fauna, and because the fossil-bearing stratum (layer 2) was preserved between nonfossiliferous strata.
He finds that the representation of the Norwegian climate politics in the media is contradictory and disharmonious.
More specifically, he observed the disharmonious relationships between political and ecological organizations in emerging economies of his day.
This makes him speak of a disharmonious disclosure of the economic aspect under the guidance of the "faith of the Enlightenment.
Supreme Court, and the state's constitutional history is far more disharmonious than its practice of open government would suggest.
Therefore, in Lithuania and Latvia economies are disharmonious markets, in which business productivity cannot be ensured (Global competitiveness report 2011-2012; Grigaite 2012).
In particular, those who return to homes that are disharmonious or marked by poor parenting have been found to do less well (Sinclair, 1971; Quinton and Rutter, 1988; Sinclair et al, 2005).
Thus, specialization, whether due to comparative advantage as defined by relative unit labor costs or relative factor endowments or increasing returns to scale and externalities, has the potential for creating disharmonious business cycles within the currency area.
Inter role conflict occurs when an individual face stresses/demands of one role that are disharmonious with strain in another role.