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Word of the Day 09/30/18 Discrepancy

Discrepancy (noun)
discrepancy [dih-skrep-uhn-see]
(previously 04-17-13)

noun, plural dis·crep·an·cies for 2.
1. the state or quality of being discrepant or in disagreement, as by displaying an unexpected or unacceptable difference; inconsistency: The discrepancy between the evidence and his account of what happened led to his arrest.
2. an instance of difference or inconsistency: There are certain discrepancies between the two versions of the story.

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1. incongruity, disagreement, discordance, contrariety, variance.
2. variation.

Synonym study
1. See difference.

Related Words
divergence, variation, disparity, miscalculation, error, distinction, difference, inconsistency, discordance, dissonance, incongruity, divergency, split, contrariety, variance, dissimilarity, dissimilitude, otherness, dissemblance

Origin: 1615–25; < Latin discrepantia, equivalent to discrepant- (see discrepant) + -ia; see -ancy

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