What does the word discrepancy mean?

Usage examples for discrepancy

  1. The precise moment when the first pang of consciousness of the discrepancy between her husband's looks and her own entered Hetty's mind would be hard to determine. – Hetty's Strange History by Anonymous
  2. " Have you any theory, Gerald"- the Senator hesitated, " to account for the extraordinary discrepancy between the Poulains' story and what Mrs. Dampier asserts to be the case?" – The End of Her Honeymoon by Marie Belloc Lowndes