put together or formed by mixing.
composed of different constituents or elements: a mixed form of government.
of different kinds combined: mixed nuts; mixed emotions.
involving or comprised of persons of different sex, class, character, belief, religion, or race: mixed company; a mixed neighborhood.
Law. involving more than one issue or aspect: a mixed question of law and fact.
Phonetics. (of a vowel) central.
Mathematics. (of partial derivatives) of second or higher order and involving differentiation with respect to more than one variable.
(of trains) composed of both passenger and freight cars.
Logic. containing quantifiers of unlike kind.
(of a stock or commodity market) characterized by uneven price movements, with some prices rising and others falling.

1400–50; late Middle English mixt < Latin mixtus, past participle of miscēre to mingle. Cf. mix

mixedly [mik-sid-lee, mikst-lee] , adverb
mixedness, noun
well-mixed, adjective
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mixed (mɪkst)
1.  formed or blended together by mixing
2.  composed of different elements, races, sexes, etc: a mixed school
3.  consisting of conflicting elements, thoughts, attitudes, etc: mixed feelings; mixed motives
4.  of a legal action
 a.  having the nature of both a real and a personal action, such as a demand for the return of wrongfully withheld property as well as for damages to compensate for the loss
 b.  having aspects or issues determinable by different persons or bodies: a mixed question of law and fact
5.  (of an inflorescence) containing cymose and racemose branches
6.  (of a nerve) containing both motor and sensory nerve fibres
7.  maths
 a.  (of a number) consisting of the sum of an integer and a fraction, as 5½
 b.  (of a decimal) consisting of the sum of an integer and a decimal fraction, as 17.43
 c.  (of an algebraic expression) consisting of the sum of a polynomial and a rational fraction, such as 2x + 4x² + 2/3x

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Word Origin & History

1530s, back-formation from M.E. myxte (late 15c.), from Anglo-Fr. mixte, from L. mixtus, pp. of miscere "to mix," from PIE *meik- "to mix" (cf. Skt. misrah "mixed," Gk. misgein "to mix, mingle," O.C.S. meso, mesiti "to mix," Rus. meshat, Lith. maisau "to mix, mingle," Welsh mysgu). Also borrowed in O.E.
as miscian. The noun is attested from 1580s. Mixed marriage is from 1698 (originally in a religious context; racial sense was in use by 1942 in U.S., though mixed breed in ref. to mulattoes is found by 1775). Mixed bag "heterogeneous collection" is from 1936. Mixed up "confused" is from 1862; mix-up "confusion" first recorded 1898.
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