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adjective 
  1. Not harmonic.
  2. (Australianist linguistics) Of or related to a generation an odd number of generations distant from a particular person.
    • 1979, Barry J. Blake & w:R. M. W. Dixon, R. M. W. Dixon, The Handbook of Australian Languages
    • :A person is 'harmonic' with respect to his own generation and all even-numbered generations counting away from his own, and with respect to odd-numbered generations. Thus a man is with respect to his father and his son but harmonic with respect to his grandfather and his grandson.
    • 1995, Alan Dench, Martuthunira: A Language of the Pilbara Region of Western Australia''
    • :... there is also a special set of (non-singular first person) pronoun forms for use with kin: those in the opposite generation set. ... The two pronouns are used as polite forms when the addressee and speaker are in different alternate generation sets.
Etymology: dis- + harmonic


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