mixture

[ miks-cher ]
/ ˈmɪks tʃər /

noun

a product of mixing.
any combination or blend of different elements, kinds, qualities, etc.: a mixture of good and bad traits.
Chemistry, Physics. an aggregate of two or more substances that are not chemically united and that exist in no fixed proportion to each other.
a fabric woven of yarns combining various colors: a heather mixture.
the act of mixing or the state of being mixed.
an added element or ingredient; admixture.

Origin of mixture

1425–75; late Middle English < Latin mixtūra, equivalent to mixt(us) mixed + -ūra -ure

OTHER WORDS FROM mixture

su·per·mix·ture, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for mixture

mixture
/ (ˈmɪkstʃə) /

noun

the act of mixing or state of being mixed
something mixed; a result of mixing
chem a substance consisting of two or more substances mixed together without any chemical bonding between them
pharmacol a liquid medicine in which an insoluble compound is suspended in the liquid
music an organ stop that controls several ranks of pipes sounding the upper notes in a harmonic series
the mixture of petrol vapour and air in an internal-combustion engine

Word Origin for mixture

C16: from Latin mixtūra, from mixtus, past participle of miscēre to mix
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Medicine definitions for mixture

mixture
[ mĭkschər ]

n.

A composition of two or more substances that are not chemically combined with each other and are capable of being separated.
A preparation consisting of a liquid holding an insoluble medicinal substance in suspension by means of some viscid material.
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Science definitions for mixture

mixture
[ mĭkschər ]

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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