- The definition of a mixture is a combination of different things, or the state or act of being mixed.
- An example of a mixture is a bowl of butter, sugar and salt.
- An example of mixture is the process of combining flour and baking soda.
A mixture of butter and suger.
- a mixing or being mixed
- something made by mixing; esp.,
- a combination of ingredients, kinds, etc.
- a yarn or fabric made of two or more different fibers, often of different colors
- Chem. a substance containing two or more ingredients: distinguished from a chemical compound in that the constituents are not in fixed proportions, do not lose their individual characteristics, and can be separated by physical means
Origin of mixtureLate Middle English ; from Classical Latin mixtura ; from mixtus: see mix
- a. The act or process of mixing: an alloy made from the mixture of two metals.b. The condition of being mixed: the inevitable mixture of different cultures in big cities.
- Something produced by mixing, as:a. A combination of ingredients used in cooking or baking.b. One that consists of diverse elements: The day was a mixture of sun and clouds.c. A fabric made of different kinds of thread or yarn.d. Chemistry A composition of two or more substances that are not chemically combined with each other and are capable of being separated.
Origin of mixtureMiddle English, from Old French, from Latin mixtūra, from mixtus, past participle of miscēre, to mix; see meik- in Indo-European roots.
- The act of mixing.
- Something produced by mixing.
- Something that consists of diverse elements
- A medicinal compound
- A teaspoonful of the mixture to be taken three times daily after meals