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

Definition of mixture

1a : 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: such 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 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.
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Recent Examples on the Web As the best-selling full-sized blender on Amazon, the Ninja Professional Countertop Blender is the perfect mixture of price, versatility, and ease of use. Jenna Sims, Southern Living, 4 June 2021 Without heroic leadership, big school cultures are a mixture of cliques that exclude many and don’t develop positive dispositions. Tom Vander Ark, Forbes, 4 June 2021 How to implement shoulder exercises into your workout The best shoulder exercises, then, will be a mixture of moves that hit all three heads of your shoulder and operate in various planes of movement. Elizabeth Millard, SELF, 1 June 2021 Still, some of the LGBT events will be a mixture of in-person and online events. Morgan Winsor, ABC News, 1 June 2021 Panzanella salad is usually a mixture of dry cubes of hearty, rustic bread, tossed together with chunks of juicy tomatoes, sliced cucumbers, red onion and fresh herbs, all coated in a red wine vinaigrette. Meredith Deeds Special To The Star Tribune, Star Tribune, 26 May 2021 Pastrnak’s goal was a mixture of his incredible skill and poor decisions by the Capitals. BostonGlobe.com, 24 May 2021 Cleveland was a mixture of glory and grit, hope and violence, virtue and sin. Steven Litt, cleveland, 9 May 2021 There will be a mixture of clouds and sunshine on Friday with high temperatures in the 60s. courant.com, 5 May 2021

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First Known Use of mixture

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for mixture

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

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The first known use of mixture was in the 15th century

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17 Jun 2021

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“Mixture.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mixture. Accessed 17 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners 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


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

Kids Definition of mixture

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 "Are you here to take me home?" Rook said, his voice a mixture of hope and shame.— Kelly Barnhill, The Girl Who Drank the Moon


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

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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