mismatch

noun
mis·​match | \ ˈmis-ˌmach How to pronounce mismatch (audio) \
plural mismatches

Definition of mismatch

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: 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

mismatch

verb
mis·​match | \ ˌmis-ˈmach How to pronounce mismatch (audio) \
mismatched; mismatching

Definition of mismatch (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: 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

Noun

1606, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1582, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of mismatch was in 1582

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“Mismatch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mismatch. Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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mismatch

noun

English Language Learners Definition of mismatch

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a situation in which two people or things that are not suited to each other are together
: a situation in which two people or things are not balanced or equal to each other in some way especially : a game or contest in which one person, team, etc., is much better or stronger than the other

mismatch

verb

English Language Learners Definition of mismatch (Entry 2 of 2)

: to put (people or things that are not suited to each other) together : to match (people or things) badly

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