matchup

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

match +‎ up, from the phrasal verb.

Noun[edit]

matchup (plural matchups)

  1. A pairing of two things, people or teams, especially for a competition
    • 1985, PC Mag (volume 4, number 14, page 51)
      It's not an arcade game—there is no crack of the bat or roar of the crowd or even much in the way of a screen display—but for the true fan, there is the excitement of mathematically structured matchups of real current and past teams with a more-than-passing resemblance to real-life outcomes.