mismating

noun
mis·​mat·​ing | \ ˌmis-ˈmā-tiŋ How to pronounce mismating (audio) \
plural mismatings

Definition of mismating

: an act or instance of wrong or unsuitable mating steps to prevent mismating of electrical connectors The effects of mismating are always difficult to breed out of a herd [of pigs], and the effect on a beginner is such that a mistake may completely discourage him.— George M. Rommel … a cinematic mismating on the order of Lenny Bruce hooking up with Glinda the Good Witch.— Patt Morrison

First Known Use of mismating

1857, in the meaning defined above

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“Mismating.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mismating. Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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