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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“Mismatch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mismatch. Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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