What does Discrepancy mean?

Definitions for Discrepancydɪˈskrɛp ən si

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. discrepancy, disagreement, divergence, variance(noun)

    a difference between conflicting facts or claims or opinions

    "a growing divergence of opinion"

  2. discrepancy, variance, variant(noun)

    an event that departs from expectations


  1. discrepancy(Noun)

    An inconsistency between facts or sentiments.

    They found a discrepancy between the first set of test results and the second, and they're still trying to figure out why.

  2. discrepancy(Noun)

    The state or quality of being discrepant.

  3. Origin: From discrepantia, from discrepans, from discrepō, from crepō. See also discrepant.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Discrepancy(noun)

    the state or quality of being discrepant; disagreement; variance; discordance; dissimilarity; contrariety

  2. Origin: [L. disrepantia: cf. OF. discrepance. See Discrepant.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Discrepancy

    dis-krep′an-si, or dis′krep-an-si, n. disagreement, variance of facts or sentiments—(obs.) Discrep′ance.—adj. Discrep′ant, contrary, disagreeing. [Through Fr. from L. discrepan(t)s, different—dis, asunder, and crepans, pr.p. of crepāre, to sound.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Discrepancy in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Discrepancy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Steve Brozak:

    If you see too much of a price discrepancy (between the United States and trade partners), at some point you're going to see a push back.

  2. One Russian official:

    This ends the discrepancy that saw the German media be very critical of Russia and the Russian media paint a very favorable picture of Germany.

  3. Christopher Paulsen:

    Unless you really need to fortify a balance sheet and get bigger, a lot of M&A activity will wait until there’s more of a discrepancy between haves and have-nots.

  4. Carl Jung:

    Sometimes, indeed, there is such a discrepancy between the genius and his human qualities that one has to ask oneself whether a little less talent might not have been better.

  5. Todd Rosenbluth:

    Based on the names and country profiles, it should seem they are offering you the same exposure, but they track different indices, their country exposure is going to be different, and that exposure difference helps explain why they perform differently. So far, the discrepancy has helped The Vanguard fund, Todd Rosenbluth said, although both funds have taken a hit since the end of June, when the Shanghai Composite Index started falling. Since then, The Vanguard fund has lost 11.65 percent, while the iShares fund has fallen 12.45 percent. Year to date, The Vanguard fund is down 6.97 percent, and the iShares fund is down 8.89 percent. Chinese shares have been falling on fears that the nation's economy may slow well beyond the 7 percent growth rate that analysts had earlier suggested would be a bottom for that market. China has moved to weaken its currency to bolster its economy and share prices. The difference between the two funds is expected to widen because the two different indexes they follow will be treating Chinese stocks differently. FTSE, the Financial Times Stock Exchange, plans to begin adding onshore Chinese equities, known as A-shares, to its broad emerging markets indexes, which Vanguard follows. The Vanguard benchmark, the FTSE Emerging Index, now has approximately 26 percent exposure to China, according to the mutual fund company. In June, Vanguard said it would begin shifting to a new FTSE index later this year. The new index will have a 29 percent exposure to China, including a 5.6 percent exposure to A-shares. MSCI Inc, however, said in June that it was not ready to include the A-shares in its two emerging market indexes.

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