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discrepancynoun [C or U]

uk   /dɪˈskrep.ən.si/ us   /dɪˈskrep.ən.si/ formal
discrepant
adjective uk   /dɪˈskrep.ənt/ us   /dɪˈskrep.ənt/
discrepant figures discrepant opinions/views
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discrepancynoun [C]

us   /dɪˈskrep·ən·si/
an unexpected difference, 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 private opinions on how to balance the budget.
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discrepancynoun [C or U]

uk   /dɪˈskrepənsi/ us   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 between pay figures in the trust's annual report 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 official spokesman refused to explain the discrepancy.
(Definition of discrepancy from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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“discrepancy” in British English

Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
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by Liz Walter Enough is a very common word, but it is easy to make mistakes with it. You need to be careful about its position in a sentence, and the prepositions or verb patterns that come after it. I’ll start with the position of enough in the sentence. When we use it with a noun,

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