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
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
Examples of mixture in a sentence
Stir the sugar and butter until the mixture is light and fluffy.
Now add eggs to the mixture.
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
MIXTURE Defined for Kids
Definition of mixture for Students
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 Definition of mixture
: 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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