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Word: discrepancy

Definition: lack of consistency or agreement as between facts; difference; Ex. discrepancy between two descriptions


Sentences Containing 'discrepancy'

"The Star Trek Encyclopedia" explains this discrepancy by theorizing that Cochrane's aged appearance in 2063 was the result of radiation poisoning, and that when he encountered the Companion, the Companion reversed these effects, and restored his youthful appearance.
But even when better informed they seem to have no apprehension of the full force of the discrepancy.
Conversely, low HCI values indicate a large discrepancy between the observed examinee response patterns and the expected examinee response patterns generated from the hierarchy.
Dropping the consonant from the final mora in all forms of adjective endings has been a frequent occurrence in Japanese over the centuries (and is the origin of such forms as "arigatoo" and "omedetoo"), but the Kantō speech preserved "-ku" while reducing "-shi" and "-ki" to "-i", thus accounting for the discrepancy in the standard language.
Eisen suggested a solution to this apparent discrepancy - phylogenetic trees of genes in the MutS family revealed that the gene found in "H. pylori" was not in the same subfamily as those known to be involved in mismatch repair.
Figure 2 gives an example; in this example, the two x-intercepts differ by about 0.2 mL but this is a small discrepancy, given the large equivalence volume (0.5% error).
Further checking determines a discrepancy between what was listed on the manifest and what actually made it to the destination.
Google is tight lipped about the discrepancy.
He calls attention, and with reason, to the discrepancy about his father having signalled to him before seeing him, also to his refusal to give details of his conversation with his father, and his singular account of his father's dying words.
In contrast, the right hemisphere does the opposite, and will focus on the discrepancy, and motivate action to be taken to restore equilibrium.
It has been suggested that this discrepancy may be due to larger skull size in males, but this theory has been refuted by intracranial data from female cats, which still show more delta activity.
It is a measure of the discrepancy between the data and an estimation model.
Khalil al-Mughrabi’s death, he noted, had been investigated by B'Tselem, whose study documented a discrepancy between the IDF's public pronouncements and what their internal investigations had uncovered.
Noting the huge discrepancy between the album's critical and commercial success, Rowsell speculates that White's songwriting may have been too personal for mainstream acceptance at the time.
Some records only attribute 2 goals to Millar as he and Willy Roy apparently kicked the ball nearly simultaneously which leads to the discrepancy in his stats.
The discrepancy between LARC methods and other forms of birth control lies in the difference between "perfect use" and "typical use".
The discrepancy between the ancient cosmology of a disc-shaped Earth under a solid crystalline dome and newer understandings was explained as God's teachings having been put in terms that would have been understood at the time, a theological principle of divine accommodation emphasised by John Calvin.
The discrepancy between the number of continents and the landmasses named in the series is believed to be explained by the landmasses: Quon Tali and Seven Cities, which are considered one continent, although separate (much as Europe and Asia are considered to be two separate continents).
The discrepancy between what's listed on the cover and what is actually recorded is there again as sleeve announces the track called "KPGS" which would, this time for real, appear on the next live album, but does not list "Halid invalid Hari" and "Prijatelju, prijatelju" which were included and became big hits.
The discrepancy in weight is because an alpaca has guard hair, which is often removed before spinning.
The following reasons were given for this discrepancy: Despite these criticisms of women’s ability to hold responsible library positions, women continued to push men out of the library field, just as in the teaching field, because they could be paid less than men, as was legal at the time.
The Hutchinson metric can be used to "measure of the discrepancy between two images for use in fractal image processing".
The left hemisphere tends to "gloss over" discrepancies from inputs, eliciting either denial or rationalization defense mechanisms in order to stabilize said discrepancy.
The slightly earlier "Annales Complutenses" place it on 19 July, though there is a discrepancy in the record, since 19 July was not a Wednesday but a Saturday.
The spelling discrepancy of the added 'y' was later explained as a deus ex machina on the part of "The White" (a force of good throughout King's "Tower" series) to bring the total number of letters in her name to nineteen, a number prominent in King's series.
The system mass estimated from the motion of the component B is . The orbital motion of the A1 and A2 components gives somewhat a higher estimated mass of . The discrepancy is probably related to unaccounted gravitational interactions of the components in a complex triple system.
There may be some discrepancy in how the ridership is reported since the annual service plans report total unlinked trips, while the ridership census uses linked trips, which may exclude passengers transferring from other lines.
There was no explanation for the discrepancy in the numbers.
This discrepancy does not become apparent until early adulthood (in the 30's or 40's, in humans), with men showing greater age-related reductions in delta wave activity than females.
This discrepancy has been attributed by some to the way in which the U.S. mainstream media presented facts and opinion regarding the war on terror.
This discrepancy is caused by an error by either the writer or by the character who made that in-text statement, the latter more likely as geographical ignorance is common amongst characters in the series.
Vallateen Virginia Dudley Abbington (1907–2003), one of several school teachers in Louisville who petitioned against the differential in pay, became a plaintiff in a NAACP suit argued by Thurgood Marshall that led to the removal of a 15 percent salary discrepancy between black and white teachers in the Louisville public schools.

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