discrepancy discrepancy  /dɪs ˈkrɛ pən si/


  1. (n) a difference between conflicting facts or claims or opinions
  2. (n) an event that departs from expectations



  1. Instead, the discrepancy was common among all of the doctors, irrespective of how many black patients they saw or how good their overall performance rates were.
  2. A desire discrepancy, or a desire gap, is the most common problem brought to sex therapists.
  3. In working-class districts of south Tehran, the discrepancy is visible among members of the Basij, a voluntary paramilitary organization that overlaps with the IRGC's membership.


  1. Salary discrepancies brought up again at Nashua board meeting

    NASHUA – In a Board of Alderman meeting that lasted less than 30 minutes, one official repeated concerns with city salaries, pointing to a discrepancy in pay for police supervisors. Alderman-at-Large Jim Donchess submitted a letter to the board Tuesday night as a “communication,” titled “Why I am concerned about a double standard.” At recent Budget Review Committee meetings, Donchess singled out ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Nashua Telegraph

  2. Trustees: Missing $1M an accounting issue

    German Twp. officials said Tuesday they believe a $1 million discrepancy in the township’s books was the result of accounting errors and not theft.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Springfield News-Sun

  3. STEM scale research

    A discrepancy in wage scale highlights the findings of a study released Monday which evaluated the quality and number of local jobs incorporating skills in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The study was conducted by the Brookings...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Desert Dispatch


  1. "We can feel that the group is uniting," defender Sebastien Squillaci said during France's preparations. "I wouldn't say there was a bad atmosphere in 2008 but it's true that there was some discrepancy between the generations. It's different...
    on Jun 19, 2010 By: Sebastien Squillaci Source: FOXNews

  2. "There is a discrepancy. Everyone agrees with that," Rogge said. "This may be the investment period for women's ice hockey. I would personally give them more time to grow, but there must be a period of improvement. We cannot continue without...
    on Feb 25, 2010 By: Jacques Rogge Source: CBC.ca

  3. "I thought our guys battled down there, but 23-8, you know, on offensive rebounds, and then the 37-17 discrepancy in free throws, that makes it almost impossible to overcome," Rivers said.
    on Jun 17, 2010 By: Doc Rivers Source: Los Angeles Times

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