discrepance








noun, plural dis·crep·an·cies for 2.

  1. the state or quality of being discrepant or in disagreement, as by displaying an unexpected or unacceptable difference; inconsistency: The discrepancy between the evidence and his account of what happened led to his arrest.
  2. an instance of difference or inconsistency: There are certain discrepancies between the two versions of the story.

noun plural -cies

  1. a conflict or variation, as between facts, figures, or claims
n.

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.

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