• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Discrepance The state or quality of being discrepant; disagreement; variance; discordance; dissimilarity; contrariety. "There hath been ever a discrepance of vesture of youth and age, men and women.""There is no real discrepancy between these two genealogies."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n discrepance Same as discrepancy.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. disrepantia,: cf. OF. discrepance,. See Discrepant


In literature:

Exactly the same discrepancy is possible in respect of Mr. Carlyle's own writings.
"Critical Miscellanies, Vol. I" by John Morley
The other editors have not realized that there is any discrepancy to be explained.
"Bussy D'Ambois and The Revenge of Bussy D'Ambois" by George Chapman
The law of 1823, however, is important in showing the discrepancies of the original provisions.
"The Journal of Negro History, Volume 3, 1918" by Various
But the account of his execution are full of contradictions and discrepancies.
"A Critical Exposition of the Popular 'Jihád'" by Moulavi Gerágh Ali
This discrepancy it was that gave its significance to the victory.
"The Life of William Ewart Gladstone, Vol. 1 (of 3)" by John Morley
There were no discrepancies between my counts; I was awake.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 102, April, 1866" by Various
There was certainly a sad discrepancy between his dress and his discourse.
"Rattlin the Reefer" by Edward Howard
You have doubtless noticed the seeming discrepancy between the names borne by Joyce and her father, and this is its explanation.
"Joyce's Investments" by Fannie E. Newberry
Frightened as the boys were they noted the discrepancy, and it opened their eyes to the seriousness of the situation.
"Canoe Boys and Campfires" by William Murray Graydon
Whatever Morton's discrepancies may have been, his response to beauty was lively and true: whatever his morals, his prose is delightful.
"The Old Coast Road" by Agnes Rothery
His mental and moral, like his physical organization, was full of angularities, discrepancies, and unharmonious combinations.
"Hubert's Wife" by Minnie Mary Lee
They who hear notice the discrepancy, and fail not to make the use of it they may.
"Aurelian" by William Ware
In comparing the ammunition expenditure of France in 1915 and in the Dardanelles, the enormous discrepancy in the number of 18-prs.
"Gallipoli Diary, Volume 2" by Ian Hamilton
The more skilful the driver, the less he lets the discrepancy become apparent.
"The Love Affairs of an Old Maid" by Lilian Bell
These discrepancies were, however, far from being the most remarkable part of the evidence.
"Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 450" by Various
They are making up this discrepancy slowly, but surely, and it is thought they will soon do the work as fast as the sighted operatives.
"Five Lectures on Blindness" by Kate M. Foley
Among strangers he was as a fish out of water, but among friends discrepancies in wisdom or age made no difference to him.
"My Reminiscences" by Rabindranath Tagore
It is devoted to annulling the discrepancies between nature and human nature.
"Human Traits and their Social Significance" by Irwin Edman
There is some slight discrepancy in the detail of these murders.
"The Adventures of the Chevalier De La Salle and His Companions, in Their Explorations of the Prairies, Forests, Lakes, and Rivers, of the New World, and Their Interviews with the Savage Tribes, Two Hundred Years Ago" by John S. C. Abbott
But, after all, these discrepancies are really of no moment, and may be allowed to pass.
"Through Veld and Forest" by Harry Collingwood

In news:

"Appropriate actions have been taken, and the accounting discrepancies have been resolved," said SCEL Executive Director Paula Harper Bethea in a news release.
Producers who participate in crop insurance are reminded to report the same acreage to FSA and on crop insurance reporting to avoid discrepancies between the two agencies.
The Dukes County commission voted unanimously last week to seek an opinion from a labor lawyer over salary discrepancies between airport non-union employees and other county employees.
When Jon Rauch, all 6-feet-11 of him, faced Jose Altuve, all 5-feet-5 of him, on Tuesday, it wasn't just the biggest height discrepancy in baseball since Tim Kurkjian interviewed Randy Johnson.
I would like to clarify some facts and point out some discrepancies in the tale that is being told about privatizing Fresno's residential trash pickup.
Fish Biologist Alleges Huge Discrepancy in Pebble Salmon Estimates.
A Manhattan man convicted of 21 sex crimes involving young girls wants a new trial due to reported discrepancies in the victims' testimony.
The report found large cigar sales, for example, rose from 411 million cigars to more than one billion cigars , while small cigar sales declined from about 430 million cigars to 60 million cigars , due to tax discrepancies.
One of the biggest problem areas is found in addressing discrepancies between internal and external reporting demands.
EPA looks at discrepancy, 2013 Chrysler employee calendar, November sales rise in China.
Discrepancy in police explanation of student shooting.
According to Consumer Reports, The 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid and Ford C-Max 'have the largest discrepancy between our overall-mpg results and the estimates published by the EPA that we've seen among any current models.
Despite their discrepancy in visible muscle tone, Durant has strengths that LeBron will probably never have.
The discrepancy is because Colorado still charges just twenty cents in tax on a pack, while New York raised its rates from that to $1.50 in July 2002.
Supervisor Explains $5 Million Discrepancy in '05-'06 Fund .

In science:

The reason for the large discrepancy between the DOS of Ref. and our’s is evident from Figs. 1(c) and 1(d).
On the electronic structure of CaCuO2 and SrCuO2
At this moment we do not have a good explanation for this discrepancy.
Chiral Random Matrix Model for Critical Statistics
While we do not understand this discrepancy, we suspect that it is related to the existence of ultraviolet divergences for d > 1.
Hopping between Random Locations: Spectrum and Instanton
This discrepancy may be related to the model assumption that electric dipoles of titanium and zirconium ions are the main sources of random fields.
Random field based model of mixed ferroelectrics phase diagram
The same discrepancies are found in the transcriptions made by Flemish sub jects in the Dutch transcription experiments described in Gillis (1999).
Meta-Learning for Phonemic Annotation of Corpora
The discrepancy experimental and theoretical values of the osmotic coefficient, amounting to a factor of two can not be ignored.
Osmotic Properties of Charged Cylinders: Critical Evaluation of Counterion Condensation Theory
Since we have found our FEM to be accurat e for many other test cases, the origin of the discrepancy is unclear.
Elastic moduli of model random three-dimensional closed-cell cellular solids
The T = 0 approach cannot easily determine the specific heat exponent α, which is unfortunate because there is a discrepancy between the experimental value which is close to zero and results from Monte Carlo simulations, e.g.
Computer Science in Physics
But, a discrepancy is recognized for z > 0.3L− in (b).
Application of random walk theory to the first order Fermi acceleration in shock waves
The most likely explanation for this discrepancy is that, like the higher-loop diagonal terms discussed above, such terms are not sub ject to nonrenormalization theorems, and are only reproduced in the large N limit if the matrix theory conjecture is correct.
M(atrix) Theory: Matrix Quantum Mechanics as a Fundamental Theory
The Witten index for groups other than SU(N) was determined in Kac and Smilga (2000), Hanany, Kol, and Ra jaraman (1999), and Staudacher (2000), where a puzzling discrepancy between the predictions of different methods was noted for the exceptional group G2 .
M(atrix) Theory: Matrix Quantum Mechanics as a Fundamental Theory
This discrepancy is responsible for the difference of typical complexities of both models recently observed in numerical studies.
Phase coexistence and finite-size scaling in random combinatorial problems
For each q the uncertainties in both quantities are of the order of the discrepancy with respect to Eq. 3.
Turbulent self-organized criticality
The origin of this discrepancy is that invariant momentum space is not identical to thermodynamic momentum space.
Remarks on the extraction of freeze-out parameters
In Sec. V we will discuss possible ways round this discrepancy.
Specific-Heat Exponent of Random-Field Systems via Ground-State Calculations