Pronunciation: (mach'up"), [key]
1. a pairing or combining; linkage: a match-up of federal funds with state aid.
2. a direct contest or confrontation, as between two athletes or political candidates.
3. an investigation of similarities and differences; comparison: a match-up of property taxes in two counties. Also,match'up".
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.