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Definition of mixed

1 : combining characteristics of more than one kind specifically : combining features of two or more systems of government a mixed constitution
2 : made up of or involving individuals or items of more than one kind: such as
a : made up of or involving persons differing in race, national origin, religion, or class
b : made up of or involving individuals of both sexes mixed company
3 : including or accompanied by inconsistent, incompatible, or contrary elements mixed emotions received mixed reviews a mixed blessing
4 : deriving from two or more races or breeds a stallion of mixed blood

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Examples of mixed in a Sentence

a can of mixed nuts We ate salads of mixed greens. They live in a mixed neighborhood. She's of mixed African and European ancestry. people of mixed racial origin His decision got a mixed reaction from the family. The experiment got mixed results.
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Challenges to these laws have been met with mixed success. BostonGlobe.com, "Botswana’s High Court decriminalizes gay sex," 11 June 2019 Three mixed-use building projects are under construction, trendy restaurants and breweries keep opening as a rise in home prices is out-pacing nearby communities. Robert Allen, Detroit Free Press, "Autos vs. bikes: Watch for shrinking roads in metro Detroit," 10 June 2019 If the council approves it later this month, city staff will ask developers to submit ideas for a mixed-use development on the property. Jessica Boehm, azcentral, "Phoenix American Legion, one of first in U.S., could be demolished for downtown housing," 7 June 2019 Teachers unions and other opponents of charter schools had mixed success. Alexei Koseff, SFChronicle.com, "California’s biggest problems: Legislature keeps some bills alive, kills others," 6 June 2019 North Italia opened its second San Diego County location Wednesday in the One Paseo mixed-use development in Del Mar, and Mendocino Farms will open its third county location at 11 a.m. today in the Square at Bressi Ranch center in Carlsbad. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, "North Italia, Mendocino farms open in new North County shopping centers," 6 June 2019 Brickell City Centre, a mixed-use complex of luxury condos, office buildings, hotel and shopping center, is expected to transform Brickell to a work and live, shop and dine nexus. Connie Ogle, miamiherald, "National Geographic says this Miami neighborhood is one of the friendliest in the country. Seriously.," 4 June 2019 In the recent midterm elections, a variety of climate-change-focused initiatives around the country only had mixed success. Gene Balk / Fyi Guy, The Seattle Times, "Where might voters support a Green New Deal? Seattle ranks high, new survey data show," 26 Mar. 2019 Companies have gotten creative to overcome the technological hurdles, with mixed success. Troy Farah, Discover Magazine, "The Web, Worldwide," 19 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of mixed

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for mixed

Middle English mixte

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English Language Learners Definition of mixed

: made of different kinds of things mixed together or combined
: including or involving people of different races or religions
: including or involving people of both sexes


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Kids Definition of mixed

1 : made up of two or more kinds mixed candy
2 : made up of both females and males They sing in a mixed choir.
3 : made up of parts that are very different from one another He has mixed feelings about moving away.


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Medical Definition of mixed

1 : combining features or exhibiting symptoms of more than one condition or disease a mixed tumor
2 : producing more than one kind of secretion mixed salivary glands

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