discrepant

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj discrepant not in accord "desires at variance with his duty","widely discrepant statements"
    • adj discrepant not in agreement
    • adj discrepant not compatible with other facts
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Discrepant A dissident.
    • a Discrepant Discordant; at variance; disagreeing; contrary; different. "The Egyptians were . . . the most oddly discrepant from the rest in their manner of worship."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • discrepant Different; disagreeing; contrary; at variance.
    • n discrepant One who disagrees or dissents from another, especially in religious belief; a dissenter.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Discrepant contrary, disagreeing
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. discrepans, -antis, p. pr. of discrepare, to sound differently or discordantly; dis-, + crepare, to rattle, creak: cf. OF. discrepant,. See Crepitate
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Through Fr. from L. discrepan(t)s, different—dis, asunder, and crepans, pr.p. of crepāre, to sound.

Usage

In literature:

Fay herself saw no discrepancy between her first and second account of the tragedy.
"Prisoners" by Mary Cholmondeley
Pray explain the discrepancy in these statements.
"The Rebellion of Margaret" by Geraldine Mockler
And this means that henceforth there shall be no discrepancy between words and deeds in the relations of both peoples.
"The New York Times Current History: the European War, February, 1915" by Various
Any discrepancies in this information may necessitate the return of the fingerprint card.
"The Science of Fingerprints" by Federal Bureau of Investigation
You would be surprised to see the wide discrepancy in those records, the different behavior of individual trees.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the" by Various
This explains the discrepancies in their histories, and also in the discourses and doctrines of Jesus.
"History of Rationalism Embracing a Survey of the Present State of Protestant Theology" by John F. Hurst
The discrepancy of numbers was immense.
"By Right of Conquest" by G. A. Henty
He pointed out their discrepancies in taste and the metaphysical obscurity of their opinions.
"James Fenimore Cooper" by Thomas R. Lounsbury
Bayle notices this discrepancy, and in the same paragraph taxes De Thou with a mistake of which he is innocent.
"Jerome Cardan" by William George Waters
By this method a line can be reserved for each hand, and any discrepancy in the scores at once rectified.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3" by Various
The discrepancy was cleared up next day.
"One Wonderful Night" by Louis Tracy
At the same time, the apparent discrepancy need not imply self-contradiction.
"The Youth of Goethe" by Peter Hume Brown
Before that discrepancy was cleared up you convinced us of your innocence by stealing the money a second time.
"The Highgrader" by William MacLeod Raine
It now becomes possible for us to understand some of the discrepancies in the studies on walnut toxicity.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Thirty-Fourth Annual Report 1943" by Various
But on analysing the product an important discrepancy is revealed.
"Researches on Cellulose" by C. F. Cross
How are we to explain the discrepancy?
"The English Utilitarians, Volume II (of 3)" by Leslie Stephen
Now it is easy to show you the essential cause of the vast discrepancy in the character of these two buildings.
"Aratra Pentelici, Seven Lectures on the Elements of Sculpture" by John Ruskin
Even if he did so, the small discrepancy in the dates would, no doubt, escape his attention.
"Prescott of Saskatchewan" by Harold Bindloss
There seems to be a similar discrepancy in Gen. IV.
"Kalevala, Volume I (of 2)" by Anonymous
F. I am unable to account for this discrepancy of 13 deg.
"The Ascent of Denali (Mount McKinley)" by Hudson Stuck
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In news:

Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany says there's no discrepancy in the timeline of when Ohio State discovered emails that showed former coach Jim Tressel knew of potential violations involving football players.
As the governor and lawmakers make ever-deeper cuts, accounting discrepancies mean that large sums, such as $113 million in a recycling program, may be untapped.
Motorists speeding down US 70 East might not notice the discrepancy, or be aware of the history of the tiny community.
Prevents oil delivery discrepancies and helps owners and managers save money on fuel use.
Top officials at Arlington have been ousted over burial discrepancies.
Following the Civil Rights Revolution, the discrepancy between the modern American ideal of a racially integrated society and some of Abraham Lincoln's statements and actions came to trouble many historians as well as much of the public.
Postulated in 1930 by Wolfgang Pauli to explain discrepancies in the behavior of radioactive nuclei, neutrinos are electrically neutral and astonishingly indifferent to "ordinary" matter.
Economist Casey Mulligan says that one reason for the discrepancy between male and female wages is that men are more willing to work the night shift .
Steinem wrote to the editor, explaining the discrepancy.
This case involves a discrepancy over how some car repairs are performed.
OC Voter Roll Audit Requested After Discrepancies Found.
If there is a discrepancy in the running score and individual score in the scorebook, which is considered as the official score .
Given these textural discrepancies, when seasons change, our skincare routine requires an overhaul.
The group found discrepancies in the election process, leading to the lawsuit against the Secretary of State.
Discrepancies in job candidates' résumés and the truth about them were detected by background checks three times more often in the Asia-Pacific region than in countries like the United States.
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In science:

One reason for this discrepancy may originate from the fact that their numerical data with NF ∼ 10 at Hc2 are not appropriate for obtaining an analytic formula by fitting.
Theory of de Haas-van Alphen Effect in Type-II Superconductors
Theorem 5.1 gives one way to avoid this discrepancy.
On the concept of normal shift in non-metric geometry
This discrepancy increases when Gribov effects are taken into account .
A Generalized Maximal Abelian Gauge in SU(3) Lattice Gauge Theory
It is interesting to note that the discrepancy between SNe rate estimates from historical records and from observations in external galaxies has been attributed to SN being distributed mainly in the spirals of the galaxy .
The Spiral Structure of the Milky Way, Cosmic Rays, and Ice Age Epochs on Earth
Thus, an independent study of the Hipparcos data should be pursued in order to resolve this discrepancy.
The Spiral Structure of the Milky Way, Cosmic Rays, and Ice Age Epochs on Earth
This discrepancy in dimension occurs because K¨ahler structures are very special, namely the linearizations obtained from (0.1) are not onto for K¨ahler structures when pg ≥ 1 — Donaldson details this in [D](see also [BL3]).
Family Gromov-Witten Invariants for Kahler Surfaces
There is a visible discrepancy between the theory and numerical results when hki = 4.
Average path length in random networks
Henry 1991, Cavaliere et al. 1997, Ponman et al. 1999) that this discrepancy could be due to a “preheating” of the IGM which would raise its entropy before clusters form.
The phase-diagram of the IGM and the entropy floor of groups and clusters: are clusters born warm?
However these differences alone are insufficient for producing discrepant luminosity function such as obtained in the two bands.
Optical spectroscopy and the UV luminosity function of galaxies in the Abell 1367, Coma and Virgo clusters
There are some discrepancies (most notably a factor of almost 4 for subgraph id38 in the randomized world wide web network).
Subgraphs in random networks
In Section 5 we summarize our results and discuss some possible origins of the remaining discrepancies with solar seismic observations and results by Stein & Nordlund (2001).
Numerical constraints on the model of stochastic excitation of solar-type oscillations
Discrepancies between our calculations and the observed excication rates or the results by Stein & Nordlund (2001) are likely due to dynamic properties of turbulence which are not properly taken into account in the excitation model.
Numerical constraints on the model of stochastic excitation of solar-type oscillations
The 263 confirmed GCs are listed first in the table; ob jects classified as foreground stars or background galaxies, and ob jects with discrepant radial velocity measurements, are given at the end.
Dynamics of the Globular Cluster System Associated with M49 (NGC4472): Cluster Orbital Properties and the Distribution of Dark Matter
There is no obvious deficiency in the spatial coverage of the full radial velocity survey that might account for the discrepancy (see Figure 3).
Dynamics of the Globular Cluster System Associated with M49 (NGC4472): Cluster Orbital Properties and the Distribution of Dark Matter
Thus the use of non rotating tracks tends to overestimate the mass, and this might be a cause of a large part of the long–standing mass discrepancy problem (see e.g.
Stellar evolution with rotation X: Wolf-Rayet star populations at solar metallicity
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