noun, plural dis·crep·an·cies for 2.
- discrete variable,
Origin of discrepancy
Examples from the Web for discrepancy
By no means does this discrepancy indicate that Barnard is necessarily safer for women.
But there is a discrepancy in the way masturbation is discussed in regards to men and women.C’mon, Ladies, Masturbation Isn’t Just for Bad Girls|Emily Shire|June 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He claims in his complaint that the agency never clarified the discrepancy nor did it pay Shanklin the $35,000.
The discrepancy in these figures is not for lack of fighting.
Cases currently in the national spotlight illustrate the discrepancy between medical and personal definitions of death.Families and Physicians Debate the True Meaning of Brain Death|Dr. Anand Veeravagu, MD, Richard Joseph|January 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But there was a discrepancy between the entry in his log and that in the log of the engineer.Romantic Spain|John Augustus O'Shea
This discrepancy is not, like many other Bible discrepancies, an unintentional error.The Christ|John Eleazer Remsburg
When the machine is moved through the air, as in gliding, the discrepancy seems much less marked.A History of Aeronautics|E. Charles Vivian
Where it has not, the discrepancy between old and new is usually unmistakable.Windows, A Book About Stained & Painted Glass|Lewis F. Day
What is the reason for this discrepancy between the resources and the output of the South?The Southern South|Albert Bushnell Hart
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.