noun (plural discrepancies)
A lack of compatibility or similarity between two or more facts: there’s a discrepancy between your account and his
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- The reasons for the discrepancies may in fact be variabilities between the investigated cells, tissues or plants.
- He then informed members about the discrepancy at their annual general meeting and the matter was reported to the police.
- Surveys and conventions are to be held on this issue to sort out differences and discrepancies.
early 17th century: from Latin discrepantia, from discrepare 'be discordant', from dis- 'apart, away' + crepare 'to creak'.
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- Simulations show that different estimators are increasingly discrepant with a decreasing amount of marker information.
- Versions of this fantasy appear in all creeds, with discrepant degrees of literal-mindedness depending on the date and on the society.
- Many of the differences between the two cultural groups become rather lucid in the light of these discrepant histories.