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"discrepancy" in British English

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discrepancynoun [C or U]

uk   us   /dɪˈskrep.ən.si/ formal
a ​difference between two things that should be the same: There is some discrepancy between the two ​accounts. The ​committee is ​reportedlyunhappy about the discrepancy innumbers.
discrepant
adjective uk   us   /-ənt/
discrepant ​figures discrepant ​opinions/​views
(Definition of discrepancy from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"discrepancy" in American English

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discrepancynoun [C]

 us   /dɪˈskrep·ən·si/
an ​unexpecteddifference, esp. in two ​amounts or two sets of ​facts or ​conditions, which ​suggests that something is ​wrong and has to be ​explained: There were ​troubling discrepancies between his ​public and ​privateopinions on how to ​balance the ​budget.
(Definition of discrepancy from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"discrepancy" in Business English

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discrepancynoun [C or U]

uk   us   /dɪˈskrepənsi/ (plural discrepancies)
a difference between two ​figures, ​results, etc. that are expected to be the same: A ​balance sheet ​review uncovered discrepancies ​totalling €30 million. Shareholders ​questioned the discrepancy betweenpayfigures in the trust's ​annualreport and those shown in the ​accounts. Employers will have 90 days to ​resolve discrepancies in their ​records. a huge/​growing/wide discrepancyaccount for/explain a discrepancy An ​officialspokesmanrefused to explain the discrepancy.
(Definition of discrepancy from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “discrepancy”
in Spanish discrepancia…
in Vietnamese sự khác nhau…
in Malaysian perselisihan…
in Thai ความไม่ลงรอยกัน…
in French désaccord…
in German die Unstimmigkeit…
in Chinese (Simplified) 不一致,出入,差异…
in Turkish çelişki, farklılık…
in Russian расхождение, несоответствие…
in Indonesian perselisihan…
in Chinese (Traditional) 不一致,出入,差異…
in Polish rozbieżność…
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