Mixture meaning

mĭks'chər
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.

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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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Something made by mixing.
  • A combination of ingredients, kinds, etc.
  • A yarn or fabric made of two or more different fibers, often of different colors.
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A substance containing two or more ingredients.
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The act of mixing.

The mixture of sulphuric acid and water produces heat.

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Something produced by mixing.

An alloy is a mixture of two metals.

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Something that consists of diverse elements.

The day was a mixture of sunshine and showers.

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A teaspoonful of the mixture to be taken three times daily after meals.

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Something produced by mixing, as:
  • A combination of ingredients used in cooking or baking.
  • One that consists of diverse elements.
    The day was a mixture of sun and clouds.
  • A fabric made of different kinds of thread or yarn.
  • 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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A mixing or being mixed.
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Origin of mixture

  • Middle English from Old French from Latin mixtūra from mixtus past participle of miscēre to mix meik- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Middle English, from Old French, from Latin mixtÅ«ra (“a mixing"), from mixtus, perfect passive participle of misceō (“mix"); compare mix.
    From Wiktionary