English vocabulary and translations (See all)
a discrepancy: a difference, a variation, an inconsistency
UK: Mr Partridge, there are some discrepancies in your taxes.
US: I noticed some discrepancies between the two versions of your story.
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- "There is at least one budgetary discrepancy which concerns you, so Bruno has asked that you attend a meeting on Friday afternoon."
- "You see, I found quite a large discrepancy when I consolidated all of our accounts, but the problem was due to a formula which had been entered incorrectly into the Exsmell spreadsheet."
- "I found a discrepancy on my recent bank summary, and I was hoping to speak with someone who can attend to this problem. I'm sure that you are all quite busy, but I would greatly appreciate it if I could receive a call back from a manager, preferably sometime this afternoon."
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