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noun [countable/uncountable] British English pronunciation: discrepancy /dɪsˈkrepənsi/ 
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singulardiscrepancy
pluraldiscrepancies
  1. a difference between things that should be the same

    a discrepancy between estimated and actual spending

    There were some discrepancies in the statement he gave to police.

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