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mixture

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noun mix·ture \ˈmiks-chər\

Simple Definition of mixture

  • : something made by combining two or more ingredients

  • : a combination of different things

  • : the act of mixing two or more things together

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of mixture

  1. 1 a :  the act, the process, or an instance of mixing b (1) :  the state of being mixed (2) :  the relative proportions of constituents; especially :  the proportion of fuel to air produced in a carburetor

  2. 2 :  a product of mixing :  combination: as a :  a portion of matter consisting of two or more components in varying proportions that retain their own properties b :  a fabric woven of variously colored threads c :  a combination of several different kinds

Examples of mixture in a sentence

  1. Stir the sugar and butter until the mixture is light and fluffy.

  2. Now add eggs to the mixture.

  3. Pour the cake mixture into a well-greased pan and bake.



Origin and Etymology of mixture

Middle English, from Anglo-French & Latin; Anglo-French, from Latin mixtura, from mixtus


First Known Use: 15th century

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MIXTURE Defined for Kids

mixture

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noun mix·ture \ˈmiks-chər\

Definition of mixture for Students

  1. 1 :  the act of combining

  2. 2 :  something combined or being combined <Add water to the mixture.>

  3. 3 :  two or more substances combined together in such a way that each remains unchanged <Sand and sugar form a mixture.>

  4. 4 :  a combination of different things <I felt a mixture of fear and excitement.>




Medical Dictionary

mixture

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noun mix·ture \ˈmiks-chər\

Medical Definition of mixture

  1. :  a product of mixing: asa:  a portion of matter consisting of two or more components in varying proportions that retain their own propertiesb:  an aqueous liquid medicine :  potion; specifically :  a preparation in which insoluble substances are suspended in watery fluids by the addition of a viscid material (as gum, sugar, or glycerol)





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