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mismatch

noun mis·match \ ˈmis-ˌmach \

Definition of mismatch

plural mismatches
: a faulty or unsuitable match
  • New England plays St. Louis in Super Bowl XXXVI this evening, and on the face of it, this game is a mismatch, a blowout waiting to happen.
  • —William C. Rhoden
  • She is blood type O, and the donor heart and lungs she received in the first operation were blood type A. That mismatch triggered rejection by her immune system.
  • —Dan Vergano

First Known Use of mismatch

1606

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mismatch

verb mis·match \ ˌmis-ˈmach \

Definition of mismatch

mismatched; mismatching
: to match (two people or things) wrongly or unsuitably
  • Let's say that you are afraid of boring your audience. One cause is mismatching the audience's need and the level of detail you provide.
  • —Liz Reyer

First Known Use of mismatch

1582

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