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dis·crep·an·cy

 (dĭ-skrĕp′ən-sē)
n. pl. dis·crep·an·cies
1. Divergence or disagreement, as between facts or claims; difference.
2. An instance of divergence or disagreement. See Synonyms at difference.

discrepancy

(dɪˈskrɛpənsɪ)
n, pl -cies
a conflict or variation, as between facts, figures, or claims
Usage: Discrepancy is sometimes wrongly used where disparity is meant. A discrepancy exists between things which ought to be the same; it can be small but is usually significant. A disparity is a large difference between measurable things such as age, rank, or wages

dis•crep•an•cy

(dɪˈskrɛp ən si)

n., pl. -cies.
1. the state or quality of being discrepant.
2. an instance of being discrepant.
[1615–25]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.discrepancy - a difference between conflicting facts or claims or opinionsdiscrepancy - a difference between conflicting facts or claims or opinions; "a growing divergence of opinion"
difference - the quality of being unlike or dissimilar; "there are many differences between jazz and rock"
leeway, allowance, tolerance, margin - a permissible difference; allowing some freedom to move within limits
2.discrepancy - an event that departs from expectations
deviation, difference, divergence, departure - a variation that deviates from the standard or norm; "the deviation from the mean"

discrepancy

discrepancy

noun
2. A marked lack of correspondence or agreement:
Translations
تَعارُض، تَناقُض
rozpornesrovnalost
uoverensstemmelse
ósamræmi
neatitikimasnesutapimas
nesaskaņapretruna
rozpor
diskrepans

discrepancy

[dɪsˈkrepənsɪ] Ndiscrepancia f (between entre)

discrepancy

[dɪˈskrɛpənsi] n (between versions, opinions)divergence f
accounting discrepancies → différences f dans les comptes
price discrepancies → différences f de prix
discrepancies in sth → des différences dans qch
a discrepancy between sth and sth (= inconsistency) → une différence entre qch et qch

discrepancy

nDiskrepanz f (→ between zwischen +dat)

discrepancy

[dɪsˈkrɛpnsɪ] ndiscrepanza

discrepancy

(diˈskrepənsi) plural diˈscrepancies
disagreement or difference.

discrepancy

n. desacuerdo, discrepancia, diferencia.

discrepancy

n discrepancia; leg length — discrepancia en la longitud de las piernas
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In line with discrepancy theory (Steiner-Adair, 1986) and past research (Brown & Graham; 2008), we predicted that masculinity would be negatively associated with BD in male respondents across culture.
In order to investigate the issue, the author draws on discrepancy theory from cognitive psychology, which sees evaluations of social or political objects as partly grounded in disparities between expectations and perceptions, and cultivation theory, which looks at the ways media presentation of political processes may influence people's perceptions.
Likewise, discrepancy theory views worker perceptions of pay satisfaction as a function of the perceived amount of compensation one receives versus the amount one feels is deserved (Heneman and Judge, 2000).