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match

noun
 
 
/mætʃ/
[C] something that is the same as something else: I searched for his name in the database but got the message "No match".find/make a match Detectives found a match with samples taken from the crime scene. I compared the two signatures, and they were an exact match.
[S] a person or thing that is equal to another person or thing in quality or power: a match for sb/sth The newspaper's new head is certainly a match for the previous editor.
be no match for sth/sb to be less powerful or effective than someone or something else: Their computer firewall was no match for the hackers.
(Definition of match noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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