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A figure of speech in which sharply contrasting ideas are juxtaposed in a balanced or parallel phrase or grammatical structure, as in
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  1. A figure of speech in which sharply contrasting ideas are juxtaposed in a balanced or parallel phrase or grammatical structure, as in
  2. Direct contrast; opposition.
  3. A contrast or opposition
The quality of being distinct or unlike; difference.
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  1. The quality of being distinct or unlike; difference.
  2. Absence of similarity; unlikeness; difference
  3. A point of distinction or difference.
A conflict or difference of opinion.
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  1. A conflict or difference of opinion.
  2. A failure or refusal to agree.
  3. Failure to agree; difference; incongruity; discrepancy
The degree to which two or more things diverge.
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  1. The degree to which two or more things diverge.
  2. (Mathematics) The property or manner of failing to approach a limit, such as a point, line, or value.
  3. (Meteorology) A condition characterized by the uniform expansion in volume of a mass of air over a region, usually accompanied by fair dry weather.
A difference, especially a strong dissimilarity, between entities or objects compared:
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  1. A difference, especially a strong dissimilarity, between entities or objects compared:
  2. The effect of a striking difference, as in color or tone, of adjacent parts of a painting, photograph, video-screen image, etc.
  3. The use of opposing elements, such as colors, forms, or lines, in proximity to produce an intensified effect in a work of art.
Lack of agreement or harmony
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  1. Lack of agreement or harmony
  2. Refusal or failure to conform to accepted standards, conventions, rules, or laws.
  3. Failure or refusal to act in conformity with generally accepted beliefs and practices
Anything that is contrary; inconsistency or discrepancy
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  1. Anything that is contrary; inconsistency or discrepancy
  2. Something that is contrary.
  3. The quality or condition of being contrary.
The state of being contrary
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The deflection of a magnetic compass needle due to magnetic influences; specif., on a ship, such deflection caused by the ship's own magnetic properties
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  1. The deflection of a magnetic compass needle due to magnetic influences; specif., on a ship, such deflection caused by the ship's own magnetic properties
  2. (Statistics) The difference, especially the absolute difference, between one number in a set of data and the mean of that set of data.
  3. Deflection of a compass needle caused by local magnetic influence, especially on a ship.
The position of two celestial bodies when their celestial longitude differs by 180°, especially a configuration in which Earth lies on a straight line between the Sun and a superior planet or the Moon. Planets in this position rise as the Sun sets and are visible all night long, reaching their highest point in the sky at midnight; the Moon in this position is full.
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  1. The position of two celestial bodies when their celestial longitude differs by 180°, especially a configuration in which Earth lies on a straight line between the Sun and a superior planet or the Moon. Planets in this position rise as the Sun sets and are visible all night long, reaching their highest point in the sky at midnight; the Moon in this position is full.
  2. A political party or an organized group opposed to the group, party, or government in power.
  3. An opposed condition; resistance, contradiction, contrast, hostility, etc.
(Astronomy) A deviation from uniformity in the apparent motion of a celestial body.
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  1. (Astronomy) A deviation from uniformity in the apparent motion of a celestial body.
  2. (Mathematics) An algebraic relation showing that a quantity is greater than or less than another quantity.
  3. A difference or variation in size, amount, rank, quality, social position, etc.
The quality or condition of being diverse:
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  1. The quality or condition of being diverse:
  2. The composition of a group with respect to race, gender, etc.
  3. Quality, state, fact, or instance of being diverse; difference
(Uncountable) the state of being unlike
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  1. (Uncountable) the state of being unlike
  2. An instance of unlikeness; a difference.
  3. (Countable) an unlike characteristic
The act of leaving.
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  1. The act of leaving.
  2. (Naut.) The distance due east or west from the meridian of its starting point covered by a ship on a given course
  3. A divergence or deviation, as from an established rule, plan, or procedure:
The quality, state, or fact of varying or being variant; a changing or tendency to change
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  1. The quality, state, or fact of varying or being variant; a changing or tendency to change
  2. (Chemistry) The number of thermodynamic variables, such as temperature and pressure, required to specify a state of equilibrium of a system, given by the phase rule; the degrees of freedom of a system.
  3. An exception to the application of a usual rule, granted by an authority on the basis of hardship or practicality:
A solo dance, especially one forming part of a larger work.
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  1. A solo dance, especially one forming part of a larger work.
  2. The degree or extent of such change
  3. The act, fact, or process of varying; change or deviation in form, condition, appearance, extent, etc. from a former or usual state, or from an assumed standard
An instance of divergence or disagreement.
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  1. An instance of divergence or disagreement.
  2. Lack of agreement, or an instance of this; difference; inconsistency
An interval or space that separates; a gap:
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  1. An interval or space that separates; a gap:
  2. The act or process of moving apart or forcing something apart:
  3. The condition of being so sorted or distinguished:
The act or process of differentiating.
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  1. The act or process of differentiating.
  2. (Biol.) The modification of an organ, tissue, etc. in structure or function during development into a more specialized state
  3. (Biology) The process by which cells or tissues undergo a change toward a more specialized form or function, especially during embryonic development.
The property or degree of being distinct.
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  1. The property or degree of being distinct.
The property of being separate.
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  1. (Countable) A composition of diverse parts
  2. The quality or state of being heterogeneous.
  3. (Uncountable) Diversity
Dissimilarity; difference
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  1. Dissimilarity; difference
  2. Lack of resemblance; dissimilarity.
The state or quality of being incongruous.
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  1. The state or quality of being incongruous.
  2. The condition, quality, or fact of being incongruous
  3. Lack of harmony or agreement
Lack of symmetry
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  1. Lack of symmetry
  2. Lacking a common measure between two objects or quantities; Incommensurability.
  3. (Mil.) Lack of essential parity between adversarial forces, as between a highly mechanized army and a group of guerillas
Inequality or difference, as in rank, amount, quality, etc.
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  1. Inequality or difference, as in rank, amount, quality, etc.
  2. (Uncountable) the state of being unequal; difference
  3. The condition or fact of being unequal, as in age, rank, or degree; difference:
The quality that makes one seem superior or worthy of special recognition
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  1. The quality that makes one seem superior or worthy of special recognition
  2. The condition or fact of being dissimilar or distinct; difference:
  3. Excellence or eminence, as of performance, character, or reputation:
(Chemistry) The number of thermodynamic variables, such as temperature and pressure, required to specify a state of equilibrium of a system, given by the phase rule; the degrees of freedom of a system.
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  1. (Chemistry) The number of thermodynamic variables, such as temperature and pressure, required to specify a state of equilibrium of a system, given by the phase rule; the degrees of freedom of a system.
  2. An exception to the application of a usual rule, granted by an authority on the basis of hardship or practicality:
  3. (Law) A lack of agreement between two parts of a legal proceeding which should agree, as between a statement and the evidence offered in support of it
The deflection of a magnetic compass needle due to magnetic influences; specif., on a ship, such deflection caused by the ship's own magnetic properties
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  1. The deflection of a magnetic compass needle due to magnetic influences; specif., on a ship, such deflection caused by the ship's own magnetic properties
  2. Deflection of a compass needle caused by local magnetic influence, especially on a ship.
  3. (Statistics) The difference, especially the absolute difference, between one number in a set of data and the mean of that set of data.
The act of leaving.
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  1. The act of leaving.
  2. A divergence or deviation, as from an established rule, plan, or procedure:
  3. (Naut.) The distance due east or west from the meridian of its starting point covered by a ship on a given course
An instance of divergence or disagreement.
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  1. An instance of divergence or disagreement.
  2. Lack of agreement, or an instance of this; difference; inconsistency
The quality or state of being inconsistent
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  1. The quality or state of being inconsistent
  2. An inconsistent act, remark, etc.
  3. (Logic) an incompatibility between two propositions that cannot both be true
The quality or state of being peculiar; individuality; singularity.
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  1. The quality or state of being peculiar; individuality; singularity.
  2. That which is peculiar; a special and distinctive characteristic or habit; particularity.
  3. A notable or distinctive feature or characteristic.
A behavior or way of thinking that is characteristic of a person.
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  1. A behavior or way of thinking that is characteristic of a person.
  2. The temperament or mental constitution peculiar to a person or group
  3. (Medicine) A peculiar individual reaction to a generally innocuous substance or factor.
In litigation, a formal statement made by a party indicating to the court that he or she wishes to preserve an issue for appeal. In litigation, a formal statement made by a party indicating to the court that he or she wishes to preserve an issue for appeal.
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  1. In litigation, a formal statement made by a party indicating to the court that he or she wishes to preserve an issue for appeal. In litigation, a formal statement made by a party indicating to the court that he or she wishes to preserve an issue for appeal.
  2. One that is excepted, especially a case that does not conform to a rule or generalization.
  3. A case to which a rule, general principle, etc. does not apply
The act of digressing.
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  1. The act of digressing.
  2. A departure from the subject, course, or idea at hand; an exploration of a different or unrelated concern.
  3. An instance of digressing, especially a written or spoken passage that has no bearing on the main subject.
The effect of a striking difference, as in color or tone, of adjacent parts of a painting, photograph, video-screen image, etc.
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  1. The effect of a striking difference, as in color or tone, of adjacent parts of a painting, photograph, video-screen image, etc.
  2. The use of opposing elements, such as colors, forms, or lines, in proximity to produce an intensified effect in a work of art.
  3. (Linguistics) A difference between units, especially one that distinguishes meaning.
A lack of conformity; inconsistency; incongruity
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  1. A lack of conformity; inconsistency; incongruity
  2. (Geol.) A break in the continuity of rock strata in contact, separating younger from older rocks and usually resulting from erosion of the surface of the older bed before the younger bed was laid down
  3. A surface between successive strata representing a missing interval in the geologic record of time, produced either by an interruption in deposition or by the erosion of depositionally continuous strata followed by renewed deposition. An unconformity is a type of discontinuity.
A deviation from what is considered proper or normal.
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  1. A deviation from what is considered proper or normal.
  2. (Optics) The failure of light rays from one point to converge at a single focus
  3. (Astron.) A small, periodic apparent change in the observed position of a celestial object, caused by the constantly changing position of the earth and the finite speed of the object's light
Constipation.
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  1. Constipation.
  2. The quality or state of being irregular.
  3. Something irregular:
One that is peculiar, irregular, abnormal, or difficult to classify:
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  1. One that is peculiar, irregular, abnormal, or difficult to classify:
  2. Departure from the regular arrangement, general rule, or usual method; abnormality
  3. Deviation or departure from the normal or common order, form, or rule.
The condition of not being normal.
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  1. The condition of not being normal.
  2. An abnormal thing; malformation
  3. The state or quality of being abnormal; variation; irregularity. [First attested in the mid 19th century.]
Distinction by contrast
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  1. Distinction by contrast
  2. Distinction by contrast; the displaying of something, A, to show what B is not.
  3. Distinction by contrasting or opposing qualities.
(--- Sports) A shot or pass that is sent without stopping in a different direction by a second offensive player.
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  1. (--- Sports) A shot or pass that is sent without stopping in a different direction by a second offensive player.
  2. The deviation from the zero mark of the needle or pointer of a measuring instrument
  3. The deviation of a needle or other indicator from its previous position.
A period of time between two events, points of time, etc.; intervening period
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  1. A period of time between two events, points of time, etc.; intervening period
  2. The extent of difference between two qualities, conditions, etc.
  3. (Math.) The set containing all numbers between two given numbers: it may include one, both, or neither end point
Lack of agreement among persons, groups, or things.
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  1. Lack of agreement among persons, groups, or things.
  2. Tension or strife resulting from a lack of agreement; dissension.
  3. Lack of concord; disagreement; dissension; conflict
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  1. The act of estranging; the act of alienating; alienation.
  2. The state of being alien; foreign, non-native.
The rendering of a minority opinion in the decision of a law case
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  1. The rendering of a minority opinion in the decision of a law case
  2. Of a judicial decision, a non binding opinion by one or more judges who disagree with the majority’s holding; a withholding of consent to a decision or outcome; the exercise of free speech to express disagreement with a government action or policy. Of a judicial decision, a non binding opinion by one or more judges who disagree with the majority’s holding; a withholding of consent to a decision or outcome; the exercise of free speech to express disagreement with a government action or policy.
  3. (Law) A judicial opinion reaching a conclusion contrary to that reached by the majority of judges deciding a case; a minority opinion.
A quarrel.
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  1. A quarrel.
  2. A failure or refusal to agree.
  3. A quarrel or dispute
Archaic form of discrepancy.
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  1. Archaic form of discrepancy.
  2. Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
An instance of divergence or disagreement.
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  1. An instance of divergence or disagreement.
  2. Divergence or disagreement, as between facts or claims; difference.
(Uncountable) the state of being unequal; difference
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  1. (Uncountable) the state of being unequal; difference
  2. Inequality or difference, as in rank, amount, quality, etc.
  3. The condition or fact of being unequal, as in age, rank, or degree; difference:
The quality of being distinct or unlike; difference.
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  1. The quality of being distinct or unlike; difference.
  2. Absence of similarity; unlikeness; difference
  3. A point of distinction or difference.
Lack of resemblance; dissimilarity.
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  1. Lack of resemblance; dissimilarity.
  2. Dissimilarity; difference
The condition or fact of being dissimilar or distinct; difference:
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  1. The condition or fact of being dissimilar or distinct; difference:
  2. Recognition of achievement or superiority; honor:
  3. Excellence or eminence, as of performance, character, or reputation:
The act of divaricating.
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  1. The act of divaricating.
  2. The condition of being divaricate.
  3. A difference of opinion
(Mathematics) The property or manner of failing to approach a limit, such as a point, line, or value.
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  1. (Mathematics) The property or manner of failing to approach a limit, such as a point, line, or value.
  2. (Meteorology) A condition characterized by the uniform expansion in volume of a mass of air over a region, usually accompanied by fair dry weather.
  3. The degree to which two or more things diverge.
(Uncountable) The state of being divergent
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  1. (Uncountable) The state of being divergent
  2. A divergence or deviation.
  3. (Countable) divergence
The quality or condition of being unlike.
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  1. The quality or condition of being unlike.
  2. (Countable) an unlike characteristic
  3. An instance of unlikeness; a difference.
A failure or refusal to agree.
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  1. A failure or refusal to agree.
  2. Failure to agree; difference; incongruity; discrepancy
  3. A disparity; an inconsistency.
Archaic form of discrepancy.
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  1. Archaic form of discrepancy.
  2. Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
An instance of divergence or disagreement.
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  1. An instance of divergence or disagreement.
  2. Lack of agreement, or an instance of this; difference; inconsistency
(Uncountable) the state of being unequal; difference
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  1. (Uncountable) the state of being unequal; difference
  2. Inequality or difference, as in rank, amount, quality, etc.
  3. The condition or fact of being unequal, as in age, rank, or degree; difference:
An interruption of continuity:
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  1. An interruption of continuity:
  2. A problematic situation resulting from such a disparity:
  3. Spark gap
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  1. The quality or state of being incompatible; inconsistency; irreconcilableness.
  2. Mutually exclusive or antagonistic qualities or things.
The state or quality of being incongruous.
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  1. The state or quality of being incongruous.
  2. Lack of harmony or agreement
  3. The condition, quality, or fact of being incongruous
An inconsistent act, remark, etc.
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  1. An inconsistent act, remark, etc.
  2. The quality or state of being inconsistent
  3. (Logic) an incompatibility between two propositions that cannot both be true
In zoning law, an exception to a specified zoning regulation that may be granted by a zoning board or authority; for example, reducing the number of required parking spaces for a business below the number set forth in zoning regulations as being required for a business of that size or type.
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  1. In zoning law, an exception to a specified zoning regulation that may be granted by a zoning board or authority; for example, reducing the number of required parking spaces for a business below the number set forth in zoning regulations as being required for a business of that size or type.
  2. (Chemistry) The number of thermodynamic variables, such as temperature and pressure, required to specify a state of equilibrium of a system, given by the phase rule; the degrees of freedom of a system.
  3. Degree of change or difference; divergence; discrepancy
(Astron.) A change in or deviation from the mean motion or orbit of a planet, satellite, etc.
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  1. (Astron.) A change in or deviation from the mean motion or orbit of a planet, satellite, etc.
  2. The act, fact, or process of varying; change or deviation in form, condition, appearance, extent, etc. from a former or usual state, or from an assumed standard
  3. The degree or extent of such change
A sharp disagreement; conflict
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  1. A sharp disagreement; conflict
  2. A disagreement or state of opposition:
  3. A violent conflict or confrontation.
Opposition between characters or forces in a work of drama or fiction, especially when motivating or shaping the action of the plot.
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  1. Opposition between characters or forces in a work of drama or fiction, especially when motivating or shaping the action of the plot.
  2. A fight or struggle, esp. a protracted one; war
  3. A state of open, often prolonged fighting; a battle or war.
The act of confronting or the state of being confronted, especially a meeting face to face.
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  1. The act of confronting or the state of being confronted, especially a meeting face to face.
  2. A conflict involving armed forces:
  3. A focused comparison:
A statement or point that one argues for as true or valid
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  1. A statement or point that one argues for as true or valid
  2. A striving to win in competition; rivalry:
  3. The act of contending; strife, struggle, controversy, dispute, quarrel, etc.
The condition or quality of being difficult:
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  1. The condition or quality of being difficult:
  2. A disagreement or quarrel
  3. A troublesome or embarrassing state of affairs, especially of financial affairs:
  1. Disharmony.
  2. The absence or reverse of accord.
  3. Lack of accord; discord; disagreement
A harsh or confused noise, as the sound of battle; clash; din
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  1. A harsh or confused noise, as the sound of battle; clash; din
  2. Lack of concord; disagreement; dissension; conflict
  3. Tension or strife resulting from a lack of agreement; dissension.
(Music) Lack of harmony; dissonance.
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  1. (Music) Lack of harmony; dissonance.
  2. The state or an instance of disagreement; discord.
  3. (Genetics) The presence of a given trait in only one member of a pair of identical twins.
Difference of opinion; disagreement.
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  1. Difference of opinion; disagreement.
  2. A difference of opinion; disagreement or, esp., discord as expressed in intense quarreling or wrangling, as within a group [dissension among party members]: often in dissension in the ranks, dissatisfaction with those in authority
(Law) A judicial opinion reaching a conclusion contrary to that reached by the majority of judges deciding a case; a minority opinion.
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  1. (Law) A judicial opinion reaching a conclusion contrary to that reached by the majority of judges deciding a case; a minority opinion.
  2. The rendering of a minority opinion in the decision of a law case
  3. Of a judicial decision, a non binding opinion by one or more judges who disagree with the majority’s holding; a withholding of consent to a decision or outcome; the exercise of free speech to express disagreement with a government action or policy. Of a judicial decision, a non binding opinion by one or more judges who disagree with the majority’s holding; a withholding of consent to a decision or outcome; the exercise of free speech to express disagreement with a government action or policy.
Disagreement, as of opinion or belief; dissent.
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  1. Disagreement, as of opinion or belief; dissent.
  2. Disagreement; dissent
  3. The state of being dissident; dissent
(Music) A combination of tones contextually considered to suggest unrelieved tension and require resolution.
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  1. (Music) A combination of tones contextually considered to suggest unrelieved tension and require resolution.
  2. A state of disagreement or conflict
  3. Lack of agreement, consistency, or harmony; conflict:
A literary work or film that is a mix of fact and fiction.
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  1. A literary work or film that is a mix of fact and fiction.
  2. A group of people inside a political party, club, government, etc. working in a common cause against other such groups or against the main body
  3. Partisan conflict within an organization or a country; dissension
Ill will or conflict because of differences of opinion, temperament, etc.
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  1. Ill will or conflict because of differences of opinion, temperament, etc.
  2. Conflict, as between persons having dissimilar ideas or interests; clash.
  3. A force on objects or substances in contact with each other that resists motion of the objects or substances relative to each other. &diamf3; Static friction arises between two objects that are not in motion with respect to each other, as for example between a cement block and a wooden floor. It increases to counterbalance forces that would move the objects, up to a certain maximum level of force, at which point the objects will begin moving. It is measured as the maximum force the bodies will sustain before motion occurs. &diamf3; Kinetic friction arises between bodies that are in motion with respect to each other, as for example the force that works against sliding a cement block along a wooden floor. Between two hard surfaces, the kinetic friction is usually somewhat lower than the static friction, meaning that more force is required to set the objects in motion than to keep them in motion.
An instance of such discord.
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  1. An instance of such discord.
  2. Lack of harmony; discord; conflict
The offense of attempting to produce such a breach.
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  1. The offense of attempting to produce such a breach.
  2. Any of the sects, parties, etc. formed by such a split
  3. A formal breach of union within a religious body, especially a Christian church.
Contention or competition between rivals.
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  1. Contention or competition between rivals.
  2. The act or state of fighting or quarreling, esp. bitterly; struggle; conflict
  3. A conflict or quarrel:
A discrepancy between two documents or statements that should agree; especially in a criminal trial, a disparity between what is alleged in the charges and what is presented at trial as proof.
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  1. A discrepancy between two documents or statements that should agree; especially in a criminal trial, a disparity between what is alleged in the charges and what is presented at trial as proof.
  2. (Statistics) The second central moment in probability
  3. An exception to the application of a usual rule, granted by an authority on the basis of hardship or practicality:
Military operations as a profession or science
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  1. Military operations as a profession or science
  2. The period of such conflict.
  3. A condition of active antagonism or contention:
Military operations marked by a specific characteristic:
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  1. Military operations marked by a specific characteristic:
  2. Conflict or struggle of any kind
  3. The waging of war against an enemy; armed conflict.
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