Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Divergence or disagreement, as between facts or claims; difference.
  • noun An instance of divergence or disagreement. synonym: difference.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Difference; disagreement; variance or contrariety, especially of facts or sentiments.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun An inconsistency between facts or sentiments.
  • noun The state or quality of being discrepant.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a difference between conflicting facts or claims or opinions
  • noun an event that departs from expectations

Etymologies

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From Latin discrepantia, from discrepans, from discrepō, from crepō. See also discrepant.

Examples

  • To acquiesce in discrepancy is destructive of candor and of moral cleanliness.

    Religion and Science

  • To acquiesce in discrepancy is destructive of candor and of moral cleanliness.

    Religion and Science

  • To acquiesce in discrepancy is destructive of candor and of moral cleanliness.

    Religion and Science

  • The reason for the discrepancy is the Tigers 'average of just 2.9 points per opponent's trip into the red zone allowed, which is a figure is nearly impossible to maintain and is mostly just random variance.

    Jeff Ma: Bringing Down the Bookie: Week 7

  • At 20 feet high, even going out to 40 yards, the discrepancy is about half a yard.

    Steep Shots Simplified

  • (I'm not sure if the discrepancy is a typographical error, but for the sake of my argument here, I'm assuming that he fell up to his elbow.)

    Labor Law

  • But do you not think that governments have a part to play in what you call the discrepancy between perceptions and reality?

    cafebabel.com

  • If you think this "discrepancy" is the death-knell of global warming theory, you really don't understand what's going on, "Bart".

    Balkinization

  • If you think this "discrepancy" is the death-knell of global warming theory, you really don't understand what's going on, "Bart".

    Balkinization

  • If you think this "discrepancy" is the death-knell of global warming theory, you really don't understand what's going on, "Bart".

    Balkinization

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  • No, I think that we've got a basic discrepancy here between the rule of law versus the rule of man.

    -Roy Moore

    July 30, 2009