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DISCREPANCY. A difference between one thing and another, between one writing and another; a variance. (q.v.)
     2. Discrepancies are material and immaterial. A discrepancy is immaterial when there is such a difference between a thing alleged, and a thing offered in evidence, as to show they are not substantially the same; as, when the plaintiff in his declaration for a malicious arrest averred, that "the plaintiff, in that action, did not prosecute his said suit, but therein made default," and the record was, that he obtained a rule to discontinue. 4 M. & M. 2 5 3. An immaterial discrepancy is one which does not materially affect the cause as, where a declaration stated that a deed bore date in a certain year of our Lord, and the deed was simply dated " March 30, 1701." 2 Salk. 658; 19 John. 49 5 Taunt. 707; 2 B. & A. 301; 8 Miss. R. 428; 2 M'Lean, 69; 1 Metc. 59; 21 Pick. 486.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Furthermore, thin ideal internalization partially mediated the relationship between body image discrepancies and surgical concerns ([beta]=.13, p<.001) hence accepting the study hypothesis 4.
Total of 28,024 ABO blood grouping tests were analysed retrospectively for discrepancies at the Department of Transfusion Medicine, referral centre.
Each clinician further categorized medication discrepancies by the level of harm (Class 1: unlikely to cause patient discomfort or clinical deterioration; Class 2: potential to cause moderate discomfort or clinical deterioration; or Class 3: potential to result in severe discomfort or clinical deterioration).
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Of the 375 discharged patients in a study by Coleman, Smith, Raha, and Min (2005), 53 (14.1%) experienced one or more medication discrepancies, with 49.2% (n = 61) of those categorized as system related.
Understanding those functions turned out to be essential for sorting through some thorny sequences that minimize discrepancies. (Tao didn't make the connection at first--a commenter on his blog did.) Tao devised a full solution proving that Erdos was right: The discrepancy can grow infinitely large.
Given that desire levels tend to fluctuate over time, discrepancies in sexual desire are an inevitable feature of sexual relationships.
Discrepancy Comparison Pre-Intervention Post-Intervention Period Period Months January-March 2012 April-December 2012 Number of charts 86 239 evaluated Number of charts with 67 116 discrepancies Proportion of charts 0.7791 0.2142 with discrepancies Z score 11.588 Probability (two-tail) p<0.0002 FIGURE 1.
A government document provided to The Associated Press indicates that at least 2 million people enrolled for taxpayer-subsidized private health insurance have data discrepancies in their applications that, if unresolved, could affect what they pay for coverage, or even their legal right to benefits.
The study identified and listed over 600 discrepancies within the trial reports.