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[ UK /dɪskɹˈɛpənsi/ ]
[ US /dɪsˈkɹɛpənsi/ ]
  1. a difference between conflicting facts or claims or opinions
    a growing divergence of opinion
  2. an event that departs from expectations
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How To Use discrepancy In A Sentence

  • So you have a vast discrepancy between what Ferrari can spend compared to Minardi.
  • In the case of teasel, field biologists were already aware of the discrepancy between the short distances traveled by most seeds, and the speed with which the plant spread after its introduction to North America.
  • A discrepancy between size and dates because of polyhydramnios in fetuses with giant neck masses is a common indication for ultrasonography, leading to prenatal diagnosis. Giant Neck Masses (GNM), Cervical Teratoma
  • But officials noticed a discrepancy between her spending and the amount she was claiming. The Sun
  • The bigger the discrepancy, the harder we must laugh. Times, Sunday Times
  • There is a like discrepancy in the views on the possibility of its diffusion by drinking water, on the influence of conditions of soil, on the question whether the dejecta contain the poison or not, and on the duration of the incubation period. Scientific American Supplement, No. 458, October 11, 1884
  • There is some discrepancy between your records and ours.
  • This discrepancy at birth is evened out later on, as the girl child has better instincts of survival.
  • This discrepancy may result in a mismatch between perceived and actual diet and thus lead to overrepresentation of patients in the action and maintenance stages.
  • The company was not able to explain the reason for the discrepancy or the whereabouts of the missing 11,000 cars.
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