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
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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
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