A mixture of butter and suger.
- 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.
The definition of a mixture is a combination of different things, or the state or act of being mixed.
- 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.
mixture blend amalgam admixture compound 1composite
These nouns refer to a combination produced by mixing. Mixture has the widest application: She routinely drank a mixture of tea and honey. “He showed a curious mixture of eagerness and terror” (Francis Parkman). Blend and amalgam imply that the original components have lost their distinctness: The novel is a fascinating blend of romance and realism. The comedian's act was an amalgam of incisive wit and unceasing good humor. Admixture suggests that one of the components is dissimilar to the others: a perfume containing an essential oil with a large admixture of alcohol. A compound constitutes a new and independent entity: The school's program is a compound of scholarship and athleticism. A composite has components that may retain part of their identities: a musical suite that is a composite of operatic themes.
- 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