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.
Recent Examples of discrepancy from the Web
That discrepancy—between those policing and being policed—is a common one.
That discrepancy has led to Administration critics to start a Twitter hashtag #wherearethegirls.
Any discrepancy might point to new interactions and help particle theorists figure out what dark matter is.
Several addressed apparent discrepancies in her testimony.
That discrepancy between that and the original figure of 1,200 union members may lie in the number of transitional employees who were brought in and subsequently laid off.
That discrepancy can mean that fentanyl levels in the blood can outlast naloxone levels, and the drug user can slip back into an overdose after the treatment wears off.
The apparent discrepancy prompted calls for an investigation into whether the attorney general had committed perjury.
The study looked at the Fermi paradox – the apparent discrepancy between the seeming likelihood of alien life, given the billions of stars similar to our sun, and the scant evidence that such life actually exists.
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DISCREPANCY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of discrepancy for English Language Learners
: a difference especially between things that should be the same
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