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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.
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discrepancynoun [C or U]

uk   /dɪˈskrep.ən.si/  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   /dɪˈskrep.ənt/  us   /dɪˈskrep.ənt/
discrepant ​figures discrepant ​opinions/​views
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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.
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