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mixture

noun mix·ture \ˈmiks-chər\

: something made by combining two or more ingredients

: a combination of different things

: the act of mixing two or more things together

Full Definition of MIXTURE

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
:  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
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Examples of MIXTURE

  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 of MIXTURE

Middle English, from Anglo-French & Latin; Anglo-French, from Latin mixtura, from mixtus
First Known Use: 15th century

Other Chemical Engineering Terms

alkali, cation, decant, hygroscopic, isotope, oxidize, slurry, solute, viscous

Rhymes with MIXTURE

MIXTURE Defined for Kids

mixture

noun mix·ture \ˈmiks-chər\

Definition of MIXTURE for Kids

1
:  the act of combining
2
:  something combined or being combined <Add water to the mixture.>
3
:  two or more substances combined together in such a way that each remains unchanged <Sand and sugar form a mixture.>
4
:  a combination of different things <I felt a mixture of fear and excitement.>
Medical Dictionary

mixture

noun mix·ture \ˈmiks-chər\

Medical Definition of MIXTURE

:  a product of mixing: as a :  a portion of matter consisting of two or more components in varying proportions that retain their own properties b :  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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