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mismating

female mated to the wrong male, often by failure of restraint of one or the other. The emphasis in most cases is to ensure that the mating does not proceed to conception or to parturition. Called also mésalliance, misalliance.
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To lessen the chance of mismating, the full four-sided shrouding aids proper alignment during engagement of the plug connector.
The coding feature makes is possible to protect female plugs against mismating even with connector groups having the same number of poles.
AMP's new MTA-100 Posted IDC Connector is compact in design and incorporates full shrouding to eliminate connector mismating," according to Greg Johnson, Vice President, North America & Global Telecommunications for Tyco Electronics.