Examples of discrepancy in a Sentence
- Dr. Derman, who spent 17 years at Goldman Sachs and became managing director, was a forerunner of the many physicists and other scientists who have flooded Wall Street in recent years, moving from a world in which a discrepancy of a few percentage points in a measurement can mean a Nobel Prize or unending mockery to a world in which a few percent one way can land you in jail and a few percent the other way can win you your own private Caribbean island. —Dennis Overbye, New York Times, 9 Mar. 2009
- Why the difference? Why are some individuals so outwardly altered by time and others not? Or, in other words, why is there often a discrepancy between chronological age and biological age? —Time, 17 Oct. 2005
- If an article is on one machine but not the other, a copy is made to eliminate the discrepancy. —Simson Garfinkel, Technology Review, November 2001
- The discrepancy can't be written off simply as lack of data, because it shows up in one of the best-studied periods in Earth's history … —Tim Appenzeller, Science, 12 Feb. 1993
Discrepancies in the firm's financial statements led to an investigation.
There were discrepancies between their accounts of the accident.
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The source of the discrepancy was not immediately clear.
But Wikipedia isn't also trustworthy or flattering, so Upton and Gondelman fixed a few discrepancies as well.
In fact, any such discrepancy is the result of a systematic underreporting of foreign assets because of a lack of information from big, asset-rich countries, such as China and many in the Middle East.
DeFabio later presented as evidence two sketches — one drawn by Leann Pye and another completed by her after her husband started it — to show discrepancies in the witnesses’ descriptions of the orphanages’ layout.
The discrepancies raised questions about whether Appel and her sailing companion, Tasha Fuiava, remember the ordeal accurately or could have avoided disaster.
This latest research suggests that an early period of intermingling could explain some of these discrepancies.
Attacking alleged victims’ conduct, or attempts to point out discrepancies in their stories, are tactics Cosby’s lawyers have previously used.
Andrew Limo, a spokesman for the elections commission, said the discrepancy was caused by a cellphone network problem and had no bearing on the process.
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Synonymscontrast, disagreement, difference, disparateness, disparity, dissimilarity, dissimilitude, distance, distinction, distinctiveness, distinctness, diverseness, diversity, otherness, unlikeness
Antonymsalikeness, analogousness, analogy, community, likeness, resemblance, sameness, similarity
Related Wordsdeviance, divergence; differentiability, discriminability, distinguishability; change, modification, variation; conflict, discord, discordance, dissension (also dissention), dissent, dissidence, disunity, friction, strife; variability, variance; anomalousness, dichotomy, incompatibility, incongruence, incongruity, incongruousness, nonconformity; disproportion, imbalance, inequality, nonequivalence
Near Antonymsidenticalness, identity; accordance, agreement, conformity, congruity, correspondence, parallelism, similitude; equality, equivalence, equivalency; homogeneity, homogeneousness, uniformity
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