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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The implications of disharmonious assemblages for Pleistocene extinctions.
Youth living in disharmonious homes may also be more likely to turn to peers for emotional support, especially if the sexual abuse involves a family member and emotional support is not available in the familial environment.
A significant difference between adolescents whose parents were absent (APA) and adolescents whose parents were present (APP) was found for both harmonious relationship with teachers ([M.sub.APA] = 12.88, SD = 3.26; [M.sub.APP] = 12.03, SD = 2.92; t = 4.19, p = .000), and disharmonious relationship with teachers ([M.sub.APA] = 6.81, SD = 2.00; [M.sub.APP] = 6.43, SD = 1.99; t = 2.95, p = .003), and also for harmonious relationship with classmates ([M.sub.APA] = 24.33, SD = 4.64; [M.sub.APP] = 22.93, SD = 4.44; t = 4.64, p = .000).
Pablo Bronstein knocked down London Bridge and commissioned two architects--ostentatious postmodernist Terry Farrell and eighteenth-century purveyor of Neoclassical elegance William Chambers--to collaborate on its replacement, a passe riot of disharmonious ornament crowned with a giant precariously balanced globe.
On the contrary, true unity occurs when there is a collection of potentially disharmonious elements, and these disharmonious elements are synthesized so that their real underlying compatibility is revealed.
'Many of our older shopping areas, with their featureless architecture, flat and tired frontages and disharmonious structural materials, are boring and uninviting.
but until recently, we've ignored just how disharmonious [buildings] are in terms of how they operate.
Marks, a Carthage College professor of political science and philosophy, argues that what is best by nature for man according to Rousseau is a kind of balance of contradictory elements that is more productive of happiness than the bourgeois' conflicted existence--a "natural perfection of a naturally disharmonious being." He elaborates several such possibilities.
Yet when his body is actually sounded, it produces the disharmonious sounds of an inferior instrument, a drum ("Quella sono come fosse un tamburo," v.
The mid-life woman who lives in a social, cultural and medical environment that perceives menopause to be a negative, self-diminishing condition, may manifest disharmonious, low frequency field patterns such as sadness, fatigue, or hopelessness.
Intuitively, the disharmonious quadrants are liable to be transitional states: over time, either parent or subsidiary will shift its stance so that it is brought in line with the stance of the other party.
The porch railing of the garden building was often red or dull red.[10] These primary colours appear flat, rather crude, and disharmonious, as if they came straight from a paint can.