- Discrepancy is defined as a difference or inconsistency.
An example of discrepancy is a bank statement that has a different balance than your own records of the account.
discrepancy definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Middle English discrepauns ; from Old French discrepance ; from Classical Latin discrepantia ; from discrepans, present participle of discrepare, to sound differently ; from dis-, from plush crepare, to rattle: see craven
discrepancy definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun pl. dis·crep·an·cies
- Divergence or disagreement, as between facts or claims; difference.
- An instance of divergence or disagreement. See Synonyms at difference.