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discrepancy

Definition of discrepancy

Pronunciation

Etymology

    From Latin discrepantia; discrepans; discrepō; crepō.

Noun

discrepancy (plural discrepancies)

  1. An inconsistency between facts or sentiments.

    They found a discrepancy between the first set of test results and the second, and they're still trying to figure out why.

  2. The state or quality of being discrepant.

Synonyms

  • (inconsistency): conflict, contrariety, deviation, difference, disagreement, disparity, divergence, incompatibility, inconsistency, mismatch, variance, variation, dissimilarity, anomaly
  • (discrepant state): discordance, anomalous

References:

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