ad·​mix·​ture | \ ad-ˈmiks-chər How to pronounce admixture (audio) \

Definition of admixture

1a : the action of mixing
b : the fact of being mixed
2a : something added by mixing
b : a product of mixing : mixture

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Examples of admixture in a Sentence

an alloy that includes a small admixture of silver an admixture of rose petals and lavender for a fragrant potpourri

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Zhang, a charismatic entrepreneur, conveyed a curious admixture of economic determinism and capitalism that paired well with the communist and Chinese flags that flanked his desk. Michael D. Breidenbach, The Atlantic, "Raising the American Flag Made in China," 4 July 2018 On Disc 3, the Spike Orchestra fuses klezmer with surf rock in an oddly resonant admixture, run through the apparatus of a jazz big band. Jon Pareles, New York Times, "The Playlist: Pearl Jam Kicks Up a Fury, and 9 More New Songs," 16 Mar. 2018 With no artist statement forthcoming from our Stone Age ancestors, the show takes on a strange admixture of science and guesswork, paleoanthropology and wishful thinking. Jason Farago, New York Times, "Was Australopithecus an Artist?," 1 Feb. 2018 Going forward, Browning and her colleagues plan to study other populations to look for signatures of admixture with archaic humans besides Neanderthals and Denisovans. Ashley Strickland, CNN, "Mysterious Denisovans interbred with modern humans more than once," 16 Mar. 2018 Along with the relentless psychosexual drama, Ozon infuses the film with inventive, terrifying, and occasionally transcendent camera work that recalls some Gallic admixture of Hitchcock and Michael Haneke. Corey Seymour, Vogue, "Double Lover’s Marine Vacth on Her Provocative New Thriller, Our #MeToo Moment, And Starring in the Most French Film of the Year," 14 Feb. 2018 What follows, in this assured and hallucinatory story, is funny and horrifying in a near-perfect admixture. Dwight Garner, New York Times, "In ‘Frankenstein in Baghdad,’ a Fantastical Manifestation of War’s Cruelties," 22 Jan. 2018 As has been true since Trump’s rise began, some analysts are once again hopefully spotting a resurgence of McConnell-Ryan Republicanism over the Trumpism codified by Bannon into a toxic admixture of nationalism and white supremacy. Frank Rich, Daily Intelligencer, "The GOP Is About to Tumble Into Full-scale Panic," 13 Dec. 2017 In the genomic data, there’s admixture between European DNA and African that begins in earnest around six generations ago, roughly in the mid-19th century. Adam Rutherford, The Atlantic, "A New History of the First Peoples in the Americas," 3 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of admixture

1605, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for admixture

probably borrowed from New Latin admixtūra, from Latin admixtus (past participle of admiscēre "to add as an ingredient, mix (one thing with another)," from ad- ad- + miscēre "to mix entry 1") + -ūra -ure

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English Language Learners Definition of admixture

technical : something added by mixing
: something formed by mixing

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