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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That discrepancy is probably related to the fact that the Las Vegas shooter is dead.
Under center Joe Mixon: 19 for 107, 5.6 – 38 for 83, 2.2 Gio Bernard: 9 for 47, 5.2 – 2 for 2, 1.0 Jeremy Hill: 5 for 24, 4.8 – 16 for 38, 2.4 TOTAL: 33 for 178, 5.4 – 56 for 123, 2.2 Many circumstances can affect discrepancies between the two.
The discrepancy is crucial because a six-minute gap between the shooting of the security guard and the shooting of the crowd raises questions about whether more could have been done to prevent Paddock from firing.
The changes smooth out some of the discrepancies in No.
His clients were discovering discrepancies in their accounts.
The discrepancy could be more likely due to an unwillingness among women to go outside the traditional hiring process to get a job, Ewart tells me.
The discrepancy between the two should not have mattered, yet in its handling of the incidents the NHL was saying one was OK while another wasn’t.
The technology also analyzes shipping data to look for discrepancies between real and reported cargo.
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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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