"No such thing as discord exists in the molecule. Discordance results from chords producing differentiation and may be equated by the proper chord of harmony. Every gaseous molecule is a resonator to any and all vibrations, whether concordant or discordant. That which we term discord exists in sound itself, not in matter." The Snell Manuscript

Music: "A chord which when struck or sung requires to be resolved into a concord." [Stainer, John; Barrett, W.A.; A Dictionary of Musical Terms; Novello, Ewer and Co., London, pre-1900]

A combination of tones that are unresolved, jarring.

Mechanical Oscillation: "Discord, indeed, involves a continuous change of phase, and it will be seen that if the penduluums are purposely adjusted for a slight discord, the pen will trace all the possible phases of the approximate harmony in succession." Harmonic Vibrations and Vibration Figures

See Also

Bjerknes Effect
Law of Cycles
Law of Repulsion
Law of Transformation of Forces

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