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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Discrepance  \Dis*crep"ance\  (?;  277),  Discrepancy 
  \Dis*crep"an*cy\,  n.;  pl  {-ances},  {-ancies}.  [L.  disrepantia: 
  cf  OF  discrepance.  See  {Discrepant}.] 
  The  state  or  quality  of  being  discrepant;  disagreement; 
  variance;  discordance;  dissimilarity;  contrariety. 
 
  There  hath  been  ever  a  discrepance  of  vesture  of  youth 
  and  age,  men  and  women.  --Sir  T. 
  Elyot. 
 
  There  is  no  real  discrepancy  between  these  two 
  genealogies.  --G.  S.  Faber. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  discrepancy 
  n  1:  a  difference  between  conflicting  facts  or  claims  or 
  opinions;  "a  growing  divergence  of  opinion"  [syn:  {disagreement}, 
  {divergence},  {variance}] 
  2:  an  event  that  departs  from  expectations  [syn:  {variance},  {variant}] 




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