What is the noun for matchmaking?

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  1. (sports) A competitive sporting event such as a boxing meet, a baseball game, or a cricket match.
  2. Any contest or trial of strength or skill, or to determine superiority.
  3. Someone with a measure of an attribute equaling or exceeding the object of comparison.
  4. A marriage.
  5. A candidate for matrimony; one to be gained in marriage.
  6. Suitability.
  7. Equivalence; a state of correspondence. (Can we add an example for this sense?)
  8. Equality of conditions in contest or competition.
  9. A pair of items or entities with mutually suitable characteristics.
  10. An agreement or compact.
  11. (metalworking) A perforated board, block of plaster, hardened sand, etc., in which a pattern is partly embedded when a mould is made, for giving shape to the surfaces of separation between the parts of the mould.
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  13. Examples:
    1. “It is expected that the better team should win in any given match.”
      “I managed to find an exact match for the vase that I broke.”
      “She rummaged through her drawers, shoving aside haphazard piles of knit shirts to find a match to the sock in her hand.”
  1. An attempt to make two people romantically interested in each other, especially an attempt to set up a date between people or to arrange a marriage.
  2. (business) A service aiming to bring together sellers and buyers or potential partners.
  3. (video game) The act or process of locating suitable players to take part in a multiplayer game session.
  4. The manufacture of matches for kindling or burning.
  5. Synonyms:
  1. Someone who finds suitable dates or marriage partners for other people.
  2. (by extension) Someone who arranges professional boxing matches.
  3. Someone who makes matchsticks.
  4. Synonyms:
  5. Examples:
    1. “A matchmaker would take note and alert the single men about her availability.”
      “Dolly is a professional matchmaker who specialises in pairing up rich businessmen with beautiful wives.”
      “Marriages often are brokered by a matchmaker since the economic aspects of marriage require experienced calculation.”
  1. A small, slender piece of wood or cardboard serving as a component of a match.
  2. (plural) Any similarly small and thin piece.
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  4. Examples:
    1. “After that, I sliced one clove of garlic and cut about 2 slices of pancetta into thin matchstick strips.”
      “Peel the carrots and shred them into matchstick pieces and mix them with the beanshoots.”
      “Using a brush and a matchstick to paint his decoys, Bergman achieved a unique balance between vivid colors, bold lines, and scratch painting.”
  1. A device made of wood or paper, at the tip coated with chemicals that ignite with the friction of being dragged (struck) against a rough dry surface.
  2. Synonyms:
  3. Examples:
    1. “It is expected that the better team should win in any given match.”
      “I managed to find an exact match for the vase that I broke.”
      “She rummaged through her drawers, shoving aside haphazard piles of knit shirts to find a match to the sock in her hand.”
  1. (cricket) A player whose skill enables his or her team to win matches.
  2. Examples:
    1. “His injury-time matchwinner was a fitting reward for a tireless, wholehearted, committed performance.”
  1. The quality of matching; correspondence; agreement.
  1. The quality or degree of being matchable.
  2. Examples:
    1. “Her collection turned into a full-fledged business featuring clothes known for their quality, durability, and matchability.”
      “On a fine china body, each conceived as an integrated group, for mix and matchability, the collections will be sold as open stock.”
      “Once a compatibility evaluation is completed and e-mailed to InterActions, it is evaluated for matchability.”
  1. The quality of being matchy.
  1. Something that matches.
  2. Examples:
    1. “An index at the rear of the machine enables the operator to set the matcher heads to any desired width.”
      “Madame Mathieu was the matcher of precious stones to whom we have before referred.”
      “Not the original Homer, but some later matcher and patcher, imitator or redactor.”
  1. plural of matchwinner
  1. plural of matchstick
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  3. Examples:
    1. “Cut the zucchinis in small pieces, preferably in little matchsticks, using your mom's bright orange mandoline.”
      “Interestingly, the previous record in this category is a 6.3 feet tall matchstick Eiffel Tower using 15,000 matchsticks.”
      “Cut them into matchsticks using a mandoline fitted with the fine julienne blade.”
  1. plural of matchmaker
  2. Synonyms:
  3. Examples:
    1. “Others may find partners through arranged meetings made by parents, relatives, friends, and professional matchmakers.”
      “These are the professional matchmakers, but there are also matchmakers who just promote marriage out of kind-heartedness.”
      “Like business brokers, the matchmakers are unregulated or, at most, loosely regulated.”
  1. plural of matcher
  2. Examples:
    1. “There are multiple sets of matchers for various types of searches.”
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