discrepancy

[dih-skrep-uhn-see]
noun, plural discrepancies for 2.
1.
the state or quality of being discrepant; difference; inconsistency.
2.
an instance of difference or inconsistency: There are certain discrepancies between the two versions of the story.
Also, discrepance.


Origin:
1615–25; < Latin discrepantia, equivalent to discrepant- (see discrepant) + -ia; see -ancy


1. incongruity, disagreement, discordance, contrariety, variance. See difference. 2. variation.
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discrepancy (dɪˈskrɛpənsɪ)
 
n , pl -cies
a conflict or variation, as between facts, figures, or claims
 
usage  Discrepancy is sometimes wrongly used where disparity is meant. A discrepancy exists between things which ought to be the same; it can be small but is usually significant. A disparity is a large difference between measurable things such as age, rank, or wages

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discrepancy
early 15c. (discrepance), from L. discrepantia, from discrepantem, prp. of discrepare "sound differently, differ," from dis- "apart, off" + crepare "to rattle, crack." Related: Discrepancies.
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