discrepancy

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From Latin discrepantia, from discrepans, from discrepō, from crepō. See also discrepant.

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discrepancy (plural discrepancies)

  1. An inconsistency between facts or sentiments.
    • 2013 June 7, Gary Younge, “Hypocrisy lies at heart of Manning prosecution”, The Guardian Weekly, volume 188, number 26, page 18: 
      WikiLeaks did not cause these uprisings but it certainly informed them. The dispatches revealed details of corruption and kleptocracy that many Tunisians suspected, […]. They also exposed the blatant discrepancy between the west's professed values and actual foreign policies.
    They found a discrepancy between the first set of test results and the second, and they're still trying to figure out why.
  2. The state or quality of being discrepant.

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Last modified on 9 April 2014, at 03:59