discrepancy

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

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

There hath been ever a discrepance of vesture of youth and age, men and women. --Sir T. Elyot.

There is no real discrepancy between these two genealogies. --G. S. Faber.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

discrepancy

noun

1: a difference between conflicting facts or claims or opinions; "a growing divergence of opinion" [syn: {discrepancy}, {disagreement}, {divergence}, {variance}]

2: an event that departs from expectations [syn: {discrepancy}, {variance}, {variant}]


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