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
The discrepancy is largely physiological: Men are heavier and have thicker necks, which exert pressure on their airways.
An FDA spokesperson acknowledged the discrepancy, but said FDA’s primary responsibility – working with companies to regulate drug and food safety –
The executive director of Keep Cincinnati Beautiful has resigned two months after the agency's board placed her on paid leave following the discovery of invoicing discrepancies.
The two chambers of Congress will hold joint sessions to iron out the discrepancies in the two versions of the bill.
Meanwhile, although the gap in school resources has narrowed from the chasm of the segregation era, discrepancies remain.
There’s some discrepancy between the records and the actual bones.
In the men’s division the discrepancy between divisions is 15-20 pounds in some areas.
This discrepancy shows not only how much work the Trump administration has left to promote equality among its own employees, as well as Americans on the whole, but also how much work remains for all of America's employers.
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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
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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