Discrepancy meaning

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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.

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Divergence or disagreement, as between facts or claims; difference.
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They found a discrepancy between the first set of test results and the second, and they're still trying to figure out why.

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An instance of divergence or disagreement.
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Lack of agreement, or an instance of this; difference; inconsistency.
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The state or quality of being discrepant.
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Origin of discrepancy

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