discrepancy

noun
ADJECTIVE
big, glaring, great, huge, large, major, marked, material (law, esp. BrE), serious, significant, substantial, wide

the glaring discrepancy between the crime and the punishment

minor, slight, small
apparent
VERB + DISCREPANCY
account for, explain

How do you explain the apparent discrepancies between the money and the receipts?

discover, find, note, notice, observe

She failed to notice the discrepancy between the name on the letter and the name on the passport.

point out
reveal, show
ignore
reconcile, resolve
DISCREPANCY + VERB
exist
arise, occur
PREPOSITION
discrepancy between

Discrepancies occurred between the written and electronic records.

discrepancy in

There were wide discrepancies in the evidence.


Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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