Definition of discrepancy noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

discrepancy

 noun
noun
NAmE//dɪˈskrɛpənsi//
 
(pl. discrepancies)[countable, uncountable]
 
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a difference between two or more things that should be the same discrepancy (in something) large discrepancies in prices quoted for the work discrepancy (between A and B) What are the reasons for the discrepancy between girls' and boys' performance in school?
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