mismatch

Definitions

General English

  • noun a badly matched pair

Economics

  • noun a situation in which the skills of the unemployed do not match the requirements of the jobs available

Electronics

  • To join components, devices, equipment, or systems which are not compatible, or which otherwise do not correspond with each other. For instance, to attempt to match a plug with an incompatible jack.
  • To not attain an equality in a given property or value. For instance, to not match impedances between two circuits, or between a signal source and a load.

Information & Library Science

  • noun a situation where two things are not correctly linked

Medical

  • verb to match tissues wrongly
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