Mismatch vs Nonmatch - What's the difference?

mismatch | nonmatch |


As nouns the difference between mismatch and nonmatch

is that mismatch is something that does not match; something dissimilar, inappropriate or unsuitable while nonmatch is that which is not a match; a mismatch.

As a verb mismatch

is to match unsuitably; to fail to match.

mismatch

English

Etymology 1

Verb

(es)
  • To match unsuitably; to fail to match
  • Etymology 2

    Noun

    (es)
  • Something that does not match; something dissimilar, inappropriate or unsuitable.
  • *{{quote-news
  • , year=2012 , date=September 7 , author=Dominic Fifield , title=England start World Cup campaign with five-goal romp against Moldova , work=The Guardian citation , page= , passage=After all the trepidation born of Holland's toils home and away against these opponents in qualification for Euro 2012, and the pockmarked nature of the pitch, this was exposed as a mismatch from the opening exchanges. }}

    nonmatch

    English

    Noun

    (es)
  • That which is not a match; a mismatch.
  • *{{quote-news, year=2009, date=May 19, author=, title=The Right to DNA Testing, work=New York Times citation
  • , passage=For example, if blood is found in the general vicinity of a crime scene, a nonmatch would not prove that a defendant was innocent the way a nonmatch of skin from under the fingernails of a stabbing victim might. }}