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mixture

[miks-cher] /ˈmɪks tʃər/
noun
1.
a product of mixing.
2.
any combination or blend of different elements, kinds, qualities, etc.:
a mixture of good and bad traits.
3.
Chemistry, Physics. an aggregate of two or more substances that are not chemically united and that exist in no fixed proportion to each other.
4.
a fabric woven of yarns combining various colors:
a heather mixture.
5.
the act of mixing or the state of being mixed.
6.
an added element or ingredient; admixture.
Origin
late Middle English
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle English < Latin mixtūra, equivalent to mixt(us) mixed + -ūra -ure
Related forms
supermixture, noun
Synonyms
1. blend, combination; compound. 2. conglomeration, miscellany, jumble; medley; mélange, potpourri, hodgepodge.
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  • The authors state that calcium carbonate-phosphate mixtures are rather sticky.
  • The children spent a week drinking each of the three mixtures, which looked and tasted alike.
  • All the children spent a week drinking each of the three mixtures, which looked and tasted alike.
  • Some are fine, but many tend to be rather indifferent mixtures of crabmeat and bottled mayonnaise.
British Dictionary definitions for mixtures

mixture

/ˈmɪkstʃə/
noun
1.
the act of mixing or state of being mixed
2.
something mixed; a result of mixing
3.
(chem) a substance consisting of two or more substances mixed together without any chemical bonding between them
4.
(pharmacol) a liquid medicine in which an insoluble compound is suspended in the liquid
5.
(music) an organ stop that controls several ranks of pipes sounding the upper notes in a harmonic series
6.
the mixture of petrol vapour and air in an internal-combustion engine
Word Origin
C16: from Latin mixtūra, from mixtus, past participle of miscēre to mix
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Word Origin and History for mixtures

mixture

n.

early 15c., from Old French misture and directly from Latin mixtura "a mixing," from mixtus (see mix (v.)).

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mixtures in Medicine

mixture mix·ture (mĭks'chər)
n.

  1. A composition of two or more substances that are not chemically combined with each other and are capable of being separated.

  2. A preparation consisting of a liquid holding an insoluble medicinal substance in suspension by means of some viscid material.

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mixtures in Science
mixture
  (mĭks'chər)   
A composition of two or more substances that are not chemically combined with each other and are capable of being separated.
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