Definition of discrepency
1. discrepancy [ n ] a difference between conflicting facts or claims or opinions
Examples: "a growing divergence of opinion"
(J. F. Vedder, "Micrometeorites", in Francis S. J...)
This large discrepancy demonstrates the inadequacies of the experimental methods and the lack of understanding of the various phenomena involved .Synonyms discrepancy disagreement variance divergence Related Terms difference difference allowance
2. discrepancy [ n ] an event that departs from expectationsUsed in print:
(Jesse W. Grimes and Wesley Allinsmith, "Compuls...)
It is the discrepancy between the actual attained achievement test score and the score that would be predicted by the I._Q. .
If a child with an I._Q. of 120 scored 5.5 in achievement , his discrepancy score would be + .7 , representing .7 of one year of over-achievement .
If such a child scored 3.0 , his discrepancy score would be - .5 , representing .5 of one year of under-achievement .Synonyms discrepancy variant variance Related Terms deviation deviate
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