Definition of "mismatch" []

  • To match unsuitably or inaccurately. (verb-transitive)
  • To match badly, esp in marriage (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A bad or inappropriate match (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "mismatch" in a sentence
  • "There were liquidity and funding crises at these banks due to the term mismatch between funding and investments, but these firms' treasurers know beforehand of the mismatch and attempt to prevent these types of crises from ever occurring."
  • "My sex/gender mismatch is a completely different thing to my sexuality."
  • "The external debt payment for the Versailles reparations had to be paid in gold, but most of the other debt was (largely) fiat, and this mismatch is what led to the hyperinflation"