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DISCREPANCY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does discrepancy mean? 

DISCREPANCY (noun)
  The noun DISCREPANCY has 2 senses:

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

  Familiarity information: DISCREPANCY used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DISCREPANCY (noun)


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Meaning:

A difference between conflicting facts or claims or opinions

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

discrepancy; disagreement; divergence; variance

Context example:

a growing divergence of opinion

Hypernyms ("discrepancy" is a kind of...):

difference (the quality of being unlike or dissimilar)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "discrepancy"):

allowance; leeway; margin; tolerance (a permissible difference; allowing some freedom to move within limits)


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Meaning:

An event that departs from expectations

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

variance; variant; discrepancy

Hypernyms ("discrepancy" is a kind of...):

departure; deviation; difference; divergence (a variation that deviates from the standard or norm)


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