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1. discrepancy [ n ] a difference between conflicting facts or claims or opinions
Examples: "a growing divergence of opinion"

Used in print:

(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 expectations

Used 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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