discrepancy [di skrep′ən sē]
pl. discrepancies [ME discrepauns < OFr discrepance < L discrepantia < discrepans, prp. of discrepare, to sound differently < dis-, from + crepare, to rattle: see CRAVEN]
lack of agreement, or an instance of this; difference; inconsistency

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