Definition of Discrepancy

1. Noun. A difference between conflicting facts or claims or opinions. "A growing divergence of opinion"

Exact synonyms: Disagreement, Divergence, Variance
Generic synonyms: Difference
Specialized synonyms: Allowance, Leeway, Margin, Tolerance
Derivative terms: Discrepant, Discrepant, Discrepant, Divergent

2. Noun. An event that departs from expectations.
Exact synonyms: Variance, Variant
Generic synonyms: Departure, Deviation, Difference, Divergence
Derivative terms: Discrepant, Variant, Vary

Definition of Discrepancy

1. Noun. An inconsistency between facts or sentiments. ¹

2. Noun. The state or quality of being discrepant. ¹

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Definition of Discrepancy

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Discrepancy

discrepancy (current term)
discrete Fourier transform
discrete Fourier transforms
discrete character
discrete choice analysis
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discrete components
discrete math
discrete mathematics
discrete metric
discrete random variable
discrete set

Literary usage of Discrepancy

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1. Preventing Tobacco Use Among Young People: A Report of the Surgeon General by M. Joycelyn Elders (1997)
"Adult discrepancy Shean (1991) developed the concept of adult ... Those adolescents with high discrepancy were more likely to be smokers as young adults ..."

2. Motivational Enhancement Therapy Manual: A Clinical Research Guide for by William R. Miller (1994)
"Motivation for change occurs when people perceive a discrepancy between where they are and where they want to be. The MET approach seeks to enhance and ..."

3. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1918)
"Annotation—discrepancy between words and figures in the body of check describing the amount thereof. According to the authorities, it IB a general rule that ..."

4. The Gentleman's Magazine (1881)
"But we begin now to see that every vertical displacement of one block must increase or diminish the total discrepancy, either by the odd number three or by ..."

5. Historical Outlines of English Syntax by Leon Kellner (1905)
"To avoid this discrepancy between grammatical and psychological predicate, the periphrastic expression with " it is " was introduced. Old English. ..."

6. Law of Wills, Executors and Administrators by James Schouler (1915)
"Misnomer or discrepancy in the Signature, etc. A document signed as one's will through some palpable error or fraud, when it was in reality another's will ..."

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