Definition of mismatch in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmɪsmatʃ/
1A 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.
2An unequal or unfair sporting contest: there are fewer mismatches so spectators get better value for money
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  • The tournament witnessed many mismatches and kicked off only in the second week.
  • Troupe is in that same mold - an athlete capable of creating mismatches with his combination of size and speed.
  • This should be started early in March, when the NCAA hoops tourney consists mainly of mismatches.


Pronunciation: /mɪsˈmatʃ/
[with object] (usually as adjective mismatched)
Match (people or things) unsuitably or incorrectly: a pair of mismatched cops
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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.
out of keeping, clashing, discrepant;
uneven, dissimilar, unlike, unalike, different, varying, variant, at variance, disparate, unrelated, divergent, deviating, diverse, various, contrasting, distinct

Words that rhyme with mismatch

attach, batch, catch, crosshatch, detach, hatch, latch, match, natch, outmatch, patch, scratch, thatch

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Line breaks: mis|match

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