Definitions for: Mixture


[n] the act of mixing together; "paste made by a mix of flour and water"; "the mixing of sound channels in the recording studio"
[n] an event that combines things in a mixture; "a gradual mixture of cultures"
[n] any foodstuff made by combining different ingredients; "he volunteered to taste her latest concoction"; "he drank a mixture of beer and lemonade"
[n] a collection containing a variety of sorts of things; "a great assortment of cars was on display"; "he had a variety of disorders"
[n] (chemistry) a substance consisting of two or more substances mixed together (not in fixed proportions and not with chemical bonding)



Webster (1913) Definition: Mix"ture, 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; thus,
gunpowder is a mechanical 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.

Synonyms: admixture, assortment, commixture, concoction, intermixture, intermixture, miscellanea, miscellany, mix, mix, mixed bag, mixing, motley, potpourri, salmagundi, variety

See Also: accumulation, aggregation, alloy, assemblage, batter, blend, collection, colloid, combination, combine, combining, combining, composition, compounding, concoction, dough, dressing, eutectic, farrago, filling, food product, foodstuff, freezing mixture, Greek fire, gummite, hodgepodge, hotchpotch, lamellar mixture, matte, matter, mechanical mixture, melange, metal, mincemeat, mineral jelly, mingle-mangle, mishmash, mix, oddments, odds and ends, omnium-gatherum, oxyacetylene, petrolatum, petroleum jelly, plaster, premix, ragbag, range, roux, sampler, selection, soda lime, solution, stuffing, substance, suspension

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