• WordNet 3.6
    • n discrepancy a difference between conflicting facts or claims or opinions "a growing divergence of opinion"
    • n discrepancy an event that departs from expectations
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Discrepancy 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 discrepancy Difference; disagreement; variance or contrariety, especially of facts or sentiments.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Discrepancy dis-krep′an-si or dis′krep-an-si disagreement, variance of facts or sentiments—(obs.) Discrep′ance
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. disrepantia,: cf. OF. discrepance,. See Discrepant
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Through Fr. from L. discrepan(t)s, different—dis, asunder, and crepans, pr.p. of crepāre, to sound.


In literature:

Not a discrepancy was discovered.
"Vikings of the Pacific" by Agnes C. Laut
With some satisfaction he noted this evident discrepancy in the plea.
"Bakemono Yashiki (The Haunted House)" by James S. De Benneville
There is some discrepancy in what constitutes standard varieties of walnuts.
"Walnut Growing in Oregon" by Various
Can their discrepancies be explained?
"The Maya Chronicles" by Various
He finds inconsistencies and discrepancies in the narrative that for him destroy their value as testimony.
"Old-Time Makers of Medicine" by James J. Walsh
This, however, is highly improbable; the discrepancies referred to are undoubtedly due to carelessness of the engraver.
"A Popular History of the Art of Music" by W. S. B. Mathews
The "find" included a tooth and part of a lower jaw, but these perhaps belong to some ape, for they are very discrepant.
"The Outline of Science, Vol. 1 (of 4)" by J. Arthur Thomson
The first time she became aware of the slight discrepancy in Ears, she suffered only a slight Annoyance.
"Ade's Fables" by George Ade
But there's a discrepancy, Farrow.
"Highways in Hiding" by George Oliver Smith
Very curious: if one sought for 'discrepancies of national taste,' here surely were the most eminent instance of that!
"Sartor Resartus, and On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History" by Thomas Carlyle
Mr. Soloman might, she thought, overlook in the multiplicity of business so small a discrepancy.
"An Outcast" by F. Colburn Adams
There would be no discrepancy between the profession and the practice.
"Short Studies on Great Subjects" by James Anthony Froude
The inventory did not balance, and two Q. M. privates were trying, profanely, and without much success, to find the discrepancy.
"Triplanetary" by Edward Elmer Smith
One should not note the points of discrepancy in the remarks of another, or the points of divergence in opinion.
"The Etiquette of To-day" by Edith B. Ordway
The discrepancy between his looks and what she thought of him disturbed her.
"Adam Johnstone's Son" by F. Marion Crawford
Before noticing the various discrepancies, it is necessary to say a few words about the chief editions of note.
"Jane Austen, Her Life and Letters" by William Austen-Leigh and Richard Arthur Austen-Leigh
There is here no real discrepancy.
"Jesus the Christ" by James Edward Talmage
The captain noticed that there was some discrepancy in the music and came on deck to see about it.
"Peck's Sunshine Being a Collection of Articles Written for Peck's Sun, Milwaukee, Wis. - 1882" by George W. Peck
How do you explain the discrepancies between your story and theirs?
"The Judas Valley" by Gerald Vance
It was reserved for the Frenchman Walcknaer to discover a curious discrepancy in Mungo Park's journal.
"Celebrated Travels and Travellers" by Jules Verne

In news:

Additionally, market researcher Crowd Science reports a huge discrepancy between the numbers of male and female iPhone owners.
Cole was indicted in October 2010 after an audit showed the fiscal discrepancies.
The decision to terminate the supervisor's employment with the city came two weeks after Stamford's Human Resources Department discovered the time card discrepancy.
Some of the discrepancies in the 100-year phrasing could explain why Krosnick found seemingly different results from Gallup and Pew about an increase in climate skepticism in the past 12 months, Borick said.
Three physicians and seven California counties are suing HHS to fix a system that produces what they consider unfair pay discrepancies.
The US military has charged Bales with 17 murders without explaining the discrepancy.
Hurford and his team believe the discrepancy can be resolved if Enceladus' rotation rate is not uniform — if it wobbles slightly as it rotates.
If you've recently received or checked your banking statement and found a big discrepancy, it may not be due to your math skills.
Resolve billing discrepancies and assist in collections of past due accounts .
However, There is a new '60 Minutes'/Vanity Fair Poll out that found the discrepancy is wide for how much people tip.
That investigative process for lost acquaintances is echoed by his mournful ruminations on the discrepancies between film and digital photography .
A TIME investigation reveals discrepancies in the FEMA chief's official biographies.
The Odd Discrepancy in Abortion Polling.
But how to reconcile one overwhelming discrepancy entering Tuesday night's match at the Coliseum.
Count discrepancies and incorrect counts reduced by 50.

In science:

No satisfactory explanation has been found for this discrepancy.
Experimental study of a proximity focusing Cherenkov counter prototype for the AMS experiment
This discrepancy triggered a substantial effort in order to reconcile theory and experiments.
Reptation in the Rubinstein-Duke model: the influence of end-reptons dynamics
These finite size effects offer an explanation for the discrepancies between measurement and standard theory.
Reptation in the Rubinstein-Duke model: the influence of end-reptons dynamics
The overall agreement between the semiclassical and the quantum spectrum is excellent, although for a few levels the comparison reveals discrepancies between the semiclassical and the quantum matrix elements.
Semiclassical quantization with bifurcating orbits
Discrepancies between the modified spin-wave results and exact results can only been noticed at the two crossover regimes between them.
Modified spin-wave study of random antiferromagnetic-ferromagnetic spin chains
On the other hand, it is easy to understand the reason for this discrepancy.
On the Theory of Collisions between Atoms and Electrically Charged Particles
In fact the large uncertainty, especially in the coefficient H , could easily account for a discrepancy of 20% and perhaps more. V.
On the Theory of Collisions between Atoms and Electrically Charged Particles
In Table 4.1 the discrepancy between the theoretical and numerical values of the mass correction are approximately 1.3% when measured at the furthest grid point.
Variational Principles in General Relativity
As shown in Table 4.4, the discrepancy between the theoretical and numerical mass correction is 5.2%.
Variational Principles in General Relativity
Going to higher grid densities results in mass correction discrepancies of 1.4% and 0.6%, respectively.
Variational Principles in General Relativity
In the literature one can find different modifications of the SM that resolve one or another discrepancy with experimental numbers but it seems that not a single modification could fit the whole set of data well.
Extra Generations, Discrepancies of Electroweak Precision Data and Mass of the Higgs
We see three main discrepancies in the existing data.
Extra Generations, Discrepancies of Electroweak Precision Data and Mass of the Higgs
There is discrepancy between the average value of s2 l extracted from the pure 2 In ref. one can find a statement that extra heavy generations are excluded by the recent precision electroweak data.
Extra Generations, Discrepancies of Electroweak Precision Data and Mass of the Higgs
There is discrepancy (indirect) between this LEP result and SLC data.
Extra Generations, Discrepancies of Electroweak Precision Data and Mass of the Higgs
It is slightly less than one sigma away from 114.1 GeV bound of LEPII. (The discrepancy is smaller in case of inclusion of the new NuTeV result, see Eq. (5)).
Extra Generations, Discrepancies of Electroweak Precision Data and Mass of the Higgs