• WordNet 3.6
    • v mismatch match badly; match two objects or people that do not go together
    • n mismatch a bad or unsuitable match
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Mismatch To match unsuitably.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • mismatch To match unsuitably, or inaccurately or unfitly.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Mismatch mis-mach′ to match unsuitably
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  • Howard Davies
    Howard Davies
    “Most people...find a disorientating mismatch between the long-term nature of their liabilities and the increasingly short-term nature of their assets.”


In literature:

I'd rather be patched than mismatched, as I would be with a lovely, snub-nosed wife.
"Sky Island" by L. Frank Baum
But after all, see you not, my dear, more and more, the mismatch that there is in our minds?
"Clarissa, Volume 4 (of 9)" by Samuel Richardson
I expect to recover it, and in the mean time I expect to force an explanation of those mismatched pistols.
"Lewis Rand" by Mary Johnston
Mary's mismatched eyes held a tranquillity of quiet self-satisfaction.
"Destiny" by Charles Neville Buck
Up to a certain point, he's logical; then he gets into a seething mass of mismatched syllogisms.
"The Brentons" by Anna Chapin Ray
To her spindle legs were attached mismatched shoes, twice too large, tied around the ankles.
"A Little Girl of Long Ago" by Amanda Millie Douglas
He selected his most poorly pressed pair of pants, and a coat that mismatched it.
"Revolution" by Dallas McCord Reynolds
People would constantly be finding out that they were mismatched, and go running about as if playing that game where every one changes places.
"Moods" by Louisa May Alcott
It also emitted a strikingly mismatched couple.
"Fee of the Frontier" by Horace Brown Fyfe
There never was a more pitiful or needless mismatch!
"John March, Southerner" by George W. Cable

In news:

The full extent of US spending on Medicaid, the $459 billion state-federal health insurance program for the poor, is unclear because of mismatches between government databases, auditors reported.
The United States women's soccer team strolled to a 2-0 victory over Ireland in Arizona on Saturday, their second win in three days against the mismatched opponents.
A mismatch between our internal and social clocks is linked to higher weight.
The Redskins kicker has followed through on his promise of visual proof of his mismatched shoes.
A thin layer of dust has settled over the circle of mismatched chairs.
San Marino turns showdown into a mismatch .
Fixing the mismatch between education and jobs.
Giant mismatch of a World Series nears end.
Mismatch : A Book With Sensible Proposals on Affirmative Action.
Giants' Defense Turns Rematch Into Mismatch .
The mismatches may be finished this year, but they will continue (Oklahoma State plays Lamar in 2013).
Commerce-MSU too much of a mismatch .
America's Health Worker Mismatch .
Mismatch Hurts Job Hunters.

In science:

These additional factors stem from a mismatch of momentum and spinor flow along a line.
AMEGIC++ 1.0, A Matrix Element Generator In C++
In the fifth section, we discuss the crucial difficulties linked to signal differences: calibration, pointing and beam mismatches between different detectors.
Some sources of systematic errors on CMB polarized measurements with bolometers
The center panel shows the Q map induced by a pointing mismatch of 0.5’ between the two beams, otherwise identical (Gaussian and 7.5’ wide).
Some sources of systematic errors on CMB polarized measurements with bolometers
The right panel shows the Q map generated by observing the same input temperature map with the two mismatched beams shown in figure 6.
Some sources of systematic errors on CMB polarized measurements with bolometers
We assume that |k4 − k2 − k1 | ≪ kn , and everywhere, except for the phase-mismatch parameters introduced above, one may set k3 = k4 = k5 , i.e., the three components of the second-harmonic wave have similar wave numbers.
Polychromatic solitons in a quadratic medium