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Meaning of mixture by Wiktionary Dictionary

mixture


    Etymology

    From Middle English, from Old French, from Latin mixtūra ( “a mixing” ), from mixtus, perfect passive participle of misceō ( “mix” ); compare mix .

    Pronunciation

    • enPR: mĭks'chər, IPA: /ˈmɪkstʃɝ/, X-SAMPA: /"mIkstS@`/

    Noun

    mixture ( plural: mixtures )

    1. The act of mixing .
      The mixture of sulphuric acid and water produces heat .
    2. Something produced by mixing .
      An alloy is a mixture of two metals .
    3. Something that consists of diverse elements
      The day was a mixture of sunshine and showers .
    4. A medicinal compound
      A teaspoonful of the mixture to be taken three times daily after meals

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    External links

    • mixture in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
    • mixture in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911


Explanation of mixture by Wordnet Dictionary

mixture


    Noun
    1. the act of mixing together

    2. an event that combines things in a mixture

    3. a gradual mixture of cultures
    4. any foodstuff made by combining different ingredients

    5. he drank a mixture of beer and lemonade
    6. a collection containing a variety of sorts of things

    7. a substance consisting of two or more substances mixed together ( not in fixed proportions and not with chemical bonding )



    Definition of mixture by GCIDE Dictionary

    mixture


    1. Mixture n. [L. mixtura, fr. miscere, mixtum, to mix: cf. F. mixture. See Mix.]
      1. The act of mixing, or the state of being mixed; as, “made by a mixture of ingredients”. Hooker.

      2. That which results from mixing different ingredients together; a compound; as, “to drink a mixture of molasses and water”; -- also, a medley.

      There is also a mixture of good and evil wisely distributed by God, to serve the ends of his providence. Atterbury.

      3. An ingredient entering into a mixed mass; an additional ingredient.

      Cicero doubts whether it were possible for a community to exist that had not a prevailing mixture of piety in its constitution. Addison.

      4. ( Med. ) A kind of liquid medicine made up of many ingredients; esp., as opposed to solution, a liquid preparation in which the solid ingredients are not completely dissolved.

      5. ( Physics & Chem. ) A mass of two or more ingredients, the particles of which are separable, independent, and uncompounded with each other, no matter how thoroughly and finely commingled; -- contrasted with a compound and solution; “mixture of carbon, sulphur, and niter”.

      6. ( Mus. ) An organ stop, comprising from two to five ranges of pipes, used only in combination with the foundation and compound stops; -- called also furniture stop. It consists of high harmonics, or overtones, of the ground tone.

      Syn. -- Union; admixture; intermixture; medley.