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Definition of "discrepancy" []

  • Divergence or disagreement, as between facts or claims; difference. (noun)
  • An instance of divergence or disagreement. See Synonyms at difference. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "discrepancy" in a sentence
  • "To acquiesce in discrepancy is destructive of candor and of moral cleanliness."
  • "The reason for the discrepancy is the Tigers 'average of just 2.9 points per opponent's trip into the red zone allowed, which is a figure is nearly impossible to maintain and is mostly just random variance."
  • "At 20 feet high, even going out to 40 yards, the discrepancy is about half a yard."