Definition of mismatch in English:

mismatch

Syllabification: mis·match

noun

Pronunciation: /ˈmisˌmaCH
 
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A failure to correspond or match; a discrepancy: a huge mismatch between supply and demand
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  • This discrepancy may result in a mismatch between perceived and actual diet and thus lead to overrepresentation of patients in the action and maintenance stages.
  • On the other hand, there was a distinct mismatch between the scale of the opportunity now presented and the resources available.
  • For example, maybe we can solve the problem of the mismatch between theory and experiment by saying that the vacuum energy somehow doesn't make the universe accelerate like ordinary energy does.

verb

Pronunciation: /misˈmaCH
 
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[with object] (usually as adjective mismatched) Back to top  
Match (people or things) unsuitably or incorrectly: funky mismatched chairs and tables
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  • Tables are covered in plain white tablecloths and surrounded by carefully mismatched chairs upholstered in green or red.
  • Sylvester Stallone and Kurt Russell star as mismatched cops who kill a hundred people and then bond.
  • The walls are painted an inhospitable pink and the chairs are mismatched and less comfortable.
Synonyms
ill-assorted, ill-matched, incongruous, unsuited, incompatible, inconsistent, at odds; out of keeping, clashing, dissimilar, unalike, different, at variance, disparate, unrelated, divergent, contrasting

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