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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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Examples from the web for mixture
  • The sorbet mixture may be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • Put two teaspoons of mixture on each piece.
  • They baked the mixture for 12 hours at 750 degrees Fahrenheit to make sure it was free of organic materials.
  • Add lemon juice gradually, as mixture thickens.
  • Do not over-beat, or the mixture will toughen when cooked.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and scrape the mixture onto a piece of wax paper.
  • Add the buttermilk mixture to the flour mixture and stir just until blended.
  • Instead, each person seemed to have a mixture of mitochondrial genotypes.
  • Then add whites of eggs gradually, and work until mixture is perfectly smooth.
  • Quickly pour the mixture onto the clay disk.
British Dictionary definitions for mixture

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 mixture
n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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mixture 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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mixture 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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