Definition of discrepancy in English:

discrepancy

Syllabification: dis·crep·an·cy
Pronunciation: /disˈkrepənsē
 
/

noun (plural discrepancies)

Derivatives

discrepant

adjective
More example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

early 17th century: from Latin discrepantia, from discrepare 'be discordant', from dis- 'apart, away' + crepare 'to creak'.

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