discrepancy

  • 1 Discrepancy — may refer to: Mathematics Discrepancy of a sequence Discrepancy theory in structural modelling Discrepancy of hypergraphs, an area of discrepancy theory Statistics Discrepancy function in the context of structural equation models Other Desire… …

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  • 2 discrepancy — mid 15c. (discrepance), from L. discrepantia discordance, discrepancy, from discrepantem (nom. discrepans), prp. of discrepare sound differently, differ, from dis apart, off (see DIS (Cf. dis )) + crepare to rattle, crack. Related: Discrepancies …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 3 discrepancy — I noun aberration, anomaly, asymmetry, clash, conflict, contradiction, contrast, departure, deviation, difference, differential, differentiation, disaccord, disagreement, discongruity, discord, discordance, disharmony, disparity, disputed point,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 discrepancy — [n] conflict, disagreement alterity, contrariety, difference, discordance, disparity, dissemblance, dissimilarity, dissimilitude, dissonance, distinction, divergence, divergency, error, far cry*, incongruity, inconsistency, miscalculation,… …

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  • 5 discrepancy — ► NOUN (pl. discrepancies) ▪ an illogical or surprising lack of compatibility between facts. DERIVATIVES discrepant adjective. ORIGIN Latin discrepantia, from discrepare be discordant …

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  • 6 discrepancy — [di skrep′ən sē] n. pl. discrepancies [ME discrepauns < OFr discrepance < L discrepantia < discrepans, prp. of discrepare, to sound differently < dis , from + crepare, to rattle: see CRAVEN] lack of agreement, or an instance of this;… …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 discrepancy — Any deviation from the conditions stipulated in a letters of credit ( letter of credit). Discrepancies void letter of credit protection. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary * * * discrepancy di‧screp‧an‧cy [dɪˈskrepənsi] noun discrepancies PLURALFORM… …

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  • 8 discrepancy — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ big, glaring, great, huge, large, major, marked, material (law, esp. BrE), serious, significant …

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  • 9 discrepancy — n. 1) a glaring, striking, wide discrepancy 2) a discrepancy between; in * * * [dɪs krep(ə)nsɪ] in striking wide discrepancy a glaring a discrepancy between …

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  • 10 discrepancy — di|screp|an|cy [dıˈskrepənsi] n plural discrepancies [U and C] [Date: 1400 1500; : Latin; Origin: discrepare to make unpleasant sounds that do not go together ] a difference between two amounts, details, reports etc that should be the same… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 discrepancy — UK [dɪsˈkrepənsɪ] / US [dɪˈskrepənsɪ] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms discrepancy : singular discrepancy plural discrepancies a difference between things that should be the same a discrepancy between estimated and actual spending There… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 Discrepancy — Discrepance Dis*crep ance (?; 277), Discrepancy Dis*crep an*cy, n.; pl. { ances}, { ancies}. [L. disrepantia: cf. OF. discrepance. See {Discrepant}.] The state or quality of being discrepant; disagreement; variance; discordance; dissimilarity;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 13 discrepancy — [[t]dɪskre̱pənsi[/t]] discrepancies N VAR: usu with supp, oft N between pl n, N in n If there is a discrepancy between two things that ought to be the same, there is a noticeable difference between them. ...the discrepancy between press and radio …

    English dictionary

  • 14 discrepancy — noun /dɪsˈkrɛpənsi/ a) An inconsistency between facts or sentiments. They found a discrepancy between the first set of test results and the second, and theyre still trying to figure out why. b) The state or quality of being discrepant. Syn:… …

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  • 15 discrepancy — dis|crep|an|cy [ dı skrepənsi ] noun count or uncount a difference between things that should be the same: There were some discrepancies in the statement he gave to the police. a discrepancy between estimated and actual spending …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 discrepancy — noun the discrepancy between the two sets of figures Syn: difference, disparity, variance, variation, deviation, divergence, disagreement, inconsistency, dissimilarity, mismatch, discordance, incompatibility, conflict Ant: correspondence …

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  • 17 discrepancy — [dɪsˈkrepənsi] noun [C/U] a difference between things that should be the same a discrepancy between estimated and actual spending[/ex] …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 18 discrepancy — noun (plural cies) Date: circa 1623 1. the quality or state of being discrepant 2. an instance of being discrepant …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 19 discrepancy — /di skrep euhn see/, n., pl. discrepancies for 2. 1. the state or quality of being discrepant; difference; inconsistency. 2. an instance of difference or inconsistency: There are certain discrepancies between the two versions of the story. Also,… …

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  • 20 discrepancy — dis·crep·an·cy (dis krepґən se) disagreement or inconsistency …

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