dissonance

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dis·so·nance

noun \ˈdi-sə-nən(t)s\

Definition of DISSONANCE

1
a :  lack of agreement; especially :  inconsistency between the beliefs one holds or between one's actions and one's beliefs — compare cognitive dissonance
b :  an instance of such inconsistency or disagreement
2
:  a mingling of discordant sounds; especially :  a clashing or unresolved musical interval or chord

Examples of DISSONANCE

  1. <the dissonance between what we are told and what we see with our own eyes>

First Known Use of DISSONANCE

15th century

dis·so·nance

noun \ˈdis-ə-nən(t)s\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of DISSONANCE

: inconsistency between the beliefs one holds or between one's actions and one's beliefs—see cognitive dissonance

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