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discrepancy

dis·crep·an·cy

discrepancy

 
pronunciation:
dih skre pn si
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: noun
inflections: discrepancies
definition 1: lack of agreement; difference; inconsistency.
There is no discrepancy between the two suspects' stories.
synonyms:
difference, disparity, inconsistency, variance
antonyms:
correspondence
similar words:
deviation, disagreement, dissimilarity, divergence, incongruity
definition 2: an instance of divergence or inconsistency.
A discrepancy was found between the reported figures and the actual ones.
synonyms:
contradiction, difference, inconsistency
similar words:
dissimilarity, incongruity
Word Parts
The word discrepancy contains the following part:
-ance, -ence, -ency, -ancy Latin noun-forming suffix that means state, quality, or act of
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The suffix group -ance , -ence , -ency , -ancy attaches to verbs and Latin verb stems to create nouns. The suffix -ance is usually attached to whole English words, whereas -ence is usually attached to roots: compare eloquence and acceptance . For most nouns ending in -ance , -ence , -ency , -ancy , there is a correponsponding adjective form ending in -ant, -ent.