discrepant

[ dih-skrep-uhnt ]
/ dɪˈskrɛp ənt /

adjective

(usually of two or more objects, accounts, findings etc.) differing; disagreeing; inconsistent: discrepant accounts.

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Origin of discrepant

1400–50; late Middle English <Latin discrepant- (stem of discrepāns), present participle of discrepāre to sound discordant, equivalent to dis-dis-1 + crepāre to crack, creak; see -ant

OTHER WORDS FROM discrepant

dis·crep·ant·ly, adverbself-dis·crep·ant, adjectiveself-dis·crep·ant·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for discrepant

discrepant
/ (dɪˈskrɛpənt) /

adjective

inconsistent; conflicting; at variance

Derived forms of discrepant

discrepantly, adverb

Word Origin for discrepant

C15: from Latin discrepāns, from discrepāre to differ in sound, from dis- 1 + crepāre to be noisy
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