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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In 2015, the year the discrepancy was largest, men made up 58% of the applicant pool but won 81% of the awards.
This could help iron out any discrepancies if something were to go wrong.
Dubow said there don’t seem to be any discrepancies in payroll records.
Scientists test their predictions on data from the distant past, and try to fix any discrepancies that arise.
To me, any discrepancy of $10,000 or less doesn’t upset me.
There's a few reasons for this discrepancy caused by people eating gluten-free who don't medically need to.
Asked about the discrepancy, Magellan spokesman Bruce Heine said floodwaters prevented the company from accessing the ruptured tanks until Sept. 5.
Kevin Magno said the department isn’t releasing much information about the case because the suspect, a 30-year-old woman, is still being sought, but said the facility found out about the discrepancy through an audit.
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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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