Discrepancy definition

dĭ-skrĕpən-sē
Frequency:
An instance of divergence or disagreement.
noun
7
0
Divergence or disagreement, as between facts or claims; difference.
noun
6
0
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.

noun
3
0

They found a discrepancy between the first set of test results and the second, and they're still trying to figure out why.

noun
2
0
Lack of agreement, or an instance of this; difference; inconsistency.
noun
3
2
Advertisement
The state or quality of being discrepant.
noun
0
0

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
discrepancy
Plural:
discrepancies

Origin of discrepancy

  • From Latin discrepantia, from discrepans, from discrepō, from crepō. See also discrepant.

    From Wiktionary