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discrepancy

noun [C or U]     /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 reportedly unhappy about the discrepancy in numbers .Faults and mistakesDifferent and difference discrepant     /-ənt/ adjective discrepant figures discrepant opinions / views Faults and mistakesDifferent and difference
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