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discrepancy

noun [C or U] uk   /dɪˈskrep.ən.si/ formal us  
a difference between two things that should be the same: There is some discrepancy between the two accounts. The committee is reportedly unhappy about the discrepancy in numbers.Faults and mistakesDifferent and difference
discrepant
adjective uk   /-ənt/ us  
discrepant figures discrepant opinions/viewsFaults and mistakesDifferent and difference
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