noun, plural dis·crep·an·cies for 2.
- discrete variable,
Origin of discrepancy
Examples from the Web for discrepance
This name has been retained in all subsequent treaties with them, not, however, without some discrepance in the orthography.
There is error and discrepance in the schemes of the orthoepists, which shows the impossibility of carrying them into effect.English Grammar in Familiar Lectures|Samuel Kirkham
The causes of the difference of our species have been the subject of as great a discrepance in opinion.Curiosities of Medical Experience|J. G. (John Gideon) Millingen
noun plural -cies
mid-15c. (discrepance), from Latin discrepantia "discordance, discrepancy," from discrepantem (nominative discrepans), present participle of discrepare "sound differently, differ," from dis- "apart, off" (see dis-) + crepare "to rattle, crack." Related: Discrepancies.