put together or formed by mixing.
composed of different constituents or elements: The country has a mixed form of government, blending democracy, aristocracy, and monarchy.
of different kinds combined: The recipe calls for peanuts and almonds, but you can use any kind of mixed nuts.I've got mixed emotions about this move, given that I do want the new job but don't want to be so far from my mother.
involving or comprised of people of different gender, class, ethnicity, religion, etc.: In this study, men talked more than women did in mixed company.I grew up in a religiously mixed neighborhood, so my elementary school celebrated lots of different holidays.Her parents had a mixed marriage, with her father being African American and her mother Japanese.
Law. involving more than one issue or aspect: What counts as fair use and what as copyright infringement is 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.
- mix·ed·ly [mik-sid-lee, mikst-lee], /ˈmɪk sɪd li, ˈmɪkst li/, adverb
- mix·ed·ness, noun
- well-mixed, adjective
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How to use mixed in a sentence
Express forecastForecast in detailToday’s snow and mixed precipitation should move out by midmorning, and it looks like most of tonight’s snow stays south of the city.D.C.-area forecast: Snow and wintry mix taper off this morning, while ice concerns mount for Saturday | David Streit | February 11, 2021 | Washington Post
We tested Web Captioner on our video call, and it yielded somewhat mixed results.Online classes are difficult for the hard of hearing. Here’s how to fix that. | Eli Reiter | February 9, 2021 | Popular-Science
Breaking’s quick ascent as an Olympic-level competition has complicated its governance issues and stirred mixed feelings across the sprawling dance community.How break dancing made the leap from ’80s pop culture to the Olympic stage | Rick Maese | February 9, 2021 | Washington Post
It’s most likely to be in the form of snow as temperatures fall into the 20s, but mixed precipitation cannot be ruled out.D.C.-area forecast: Cloudy and milder today before winter storm threats arrive | Matt Rogers | February 9, 2021 | Washington Post
Meanwhile, he has sent mixed signals on his support for Cheney and kept silent for days as anger rose about Greene’s remarks.McCarthy moves to keep splintering GOP intact, with protection for both Cheney and Greene | Mike DeBonis, Paul Kane | February 4, 2021 | Washington Post
Myerson herself appears to have bought into that stigma, offering mixed to negative views on the Miss America pageant.Why Was Bess Myerson the First and Last Jewish Miss America? | Emily Shire | January 7, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
Residents of the neighborhoods where cops are needed the most are mixed on the impact of the apparent slowdown.
Warm milk mixed with a spoonful of fireplace ashes seemed to also be popular among 19th century England.
Furthermore, mixed race children are the fastest growing population in the country.
Rosetta researchers used ROSINA data to determine how much HDO is mixed in with the normal H2O.
Broken crocks should be strewn upon the tray, and on to this is heaped peaty soil mixed with sand.How to Know the Ferns | S. Leonard Bastin
"I'm not proud," replied Davy, provoked at being mixed up with Gobobbles in this way.Davy and The Goblin | Charles E. Carryl
One of the lower and mixed forms of artistic activity, in the case of the child and of the race alike, is personal adornment.Children's Ways | James Sully
Yet the feeling is in most children weak and vacillating, and is wont to be mixed with other and less noble ones.Children's Ways | James Sully
A mixed type of the present day Negro, she was slightly tall, and somewhat slender, with a figure straight and graceful.The Homesteader | Oscar Micheaux
British Dictionary definitions for mixed
formed or blended together by mixing
composed of different elements, races, sexes, etc: a mixed school
consisting of conflicting elements, thoughts, attitudes, etc: mixed feelings; mixed motives
(of a legal action)
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
having aspects or issues determinable by different persons or bodies: a mixed question of law and fact
(of an inflorescence) containing cymose and racemose branches
(of a nerve) containing both motor and sensory nerve fibres
(of a number) consisting of the sum of an integer and a fraction, as 5 1/2
(of a decimal) consisting of the sum of an integer and a decimal fraction, as 17.43
(of an algebraic expression) consisting of the sum of a polynomial and a rational fraction, such as 2 x + 4 x ² + 2/3 x
- mixedly (ˈmɪksɪdlɪ), adverb
- mixedness (ˈmɪksɪdnɪs), noun
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