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Meaning of mixture by Wiktionary Dictionary



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


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


    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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    • 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


    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


    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.