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Princeton's WordNet

  1. duplicate, matching, twin(a), twinnedadjective

    being two identical

  2. coordinated, co-ordinated, matchingadjective

    intentionally matched

    "curtains and walls were color coordinated"


  1. matchingnoun

    A set of independent edges in a given graph, i.e. a set of edges which do not intersect: so-called because pairs of vertices are "matched" to each other one-to-one.

  2. matchingadjective

    The same as another; sharing the same design.

    A matching set of furniture

  3. Etymology: Combination of match and the present participle suffix: -ing.


  1. matching

    Matching is the process of identifying or establishing a pair or set of entities, objects, elements, or individuals that correspond, harmonize, resemble or share similar attributes, characteristics, or criteria. This concept is used in various fields such as mathematics, computer science, psychology, economics, etc., where it can mean slightly different things depending on the context. For instance, in graph theory, a matching is a set of edges without common vertices; in economics, it refers to the study of how buyers and sellers are paired together in a market.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Matching

    of Match


  1. Matching

    In the mathematical discipline of graph theory, a matching or independent edge set in a graph is a set of edges without common vertices. It may also be an entire graph consisting of edges without common vertices.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of matching in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of matching in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of matching in a Sentence

  1. Mohsin Ali Shaukat:

    When you meet & connect with the right people in life, it's like matching frequencies, you feel empowered & blessed.”

  2. Samsungs Mark Quiroz:

    Throughout the last twelve months, weve closely monitored interior design and technology trends to shape the product planning and development of The Wall Luxury, we set out to create a product unlike anything else matching the lifestyle and taste of those looking for the most exclusive and premium visual experiences in their homes.

  3. Sarah Gordon:

    The American Rescue Plan provides a good deal for state budgets due to the availability of federal matching funds to cover the postpartum population, and historically, The American Rescue Plan has proven easier to garner political support for expansions of coverage to pregnant and postpartum women compared to other populations, such as low-income adults under traditional Medicaid expansion.

  4. Russian President Vladimir Putin:

    We were matching different kinds of information we received.

  5. Gloria Mark:

    I have a friend who is an MIT professor and his favorite activity is matching socks, another friend likes to iron. Ideas can incubate and then we come back to the hard work and we see it with fresh eyes.

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