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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Harris speaks to the important work that still needs to be done around pay discrepancy, especially for women of color.
Wood retired from the Elgin Department on Aug. 15, just a week after the police union asked for a police investigation into the discrepancies discovered with its accounts.
Parks' paperwork also appears to have discrepancies.
The general theory of relativity was a revelation in the scientific world, but since its widespread acceptance, some minor discrepancies have crept into the study of physics.
Peuse did not immediately return a call to explain the discrepancy.
Jonathan Zimmerman, an education historian who’s researched how political movements shape schools, said the apparent discrepancies in how youth activists are received by the public are disappointing but not surprising.
The most conspicuous discrepancy, of course, involved 6-foot-11 Giannis Antetokounmpo, who is all arms and legs and dwarfed his counterpart at power forward, 6-foot-8 Mario Hezonja.
Shortly after, more than 2 million fans signed an online petition demanding the International Skating Union open an investigation into potential judging discrepancies.
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Definition of discrepancy for English Language Learners
: a difference especially between things that should be the same
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