What does mixture mean?

Definitions for mixture
ˈmɪks tʃərmix·ture

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word mixture.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. mixturenoun

    (chemistry) a substance consisting of two or more substances mixed together (not in fixed proportions and not with chemical bonding)

  2. concoction, mixture, intermixturenoun

    any foodstuff made by combining different ingredients

    "he volunteered to taste her latest concoction"; "he drank a mixture of beer and lemonade"

  3. assortment, mixture, mixed bag, miscellany, miscellanea, variety, salmagundi, smorgasbord, potpourri, motleynoun

    a collection containing a variety of sorts of things

    "a great assortment of cars was on display"; "he had a variety of disorders"; "a veritable smorgasbord of religions"

  4. mix, mixturenoun

    an event that combines things in a mixture

    "a gradual mixture of cultures"

  5. mix, commixture, admixture, mixture, intermixture, mixingnoun

    the act of mixing together

    "paste made by a mix of flour and water"; "the mixing of sound channels in the recording studio"

Wiktionary

  1. mixturenoun

    The act of mixing.

    The mixture of sulphuric acid and water produces heat.

  2. mixturenoun

    Something produced by mixing.

    An alloy is a mixture of two metals.

  3. mixturenoun

    Something that consists of diverse elements

    The day was a mixture of sunshine and showers.

  4. mixturenoun

    A medicinal compound

    A teaspoonful of the mixture to be taken three times daily after meals

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Mixturenoun

    Etymology: mixtura, Latin.

    O happy mixture, wherein things contrary do so qualify and correct the one the danger of the other’s excess, that neither boldness can make us presume, as well as we are kept under with the sense of our own wretchedness; nor, while we trust in the mercy of God through Christ Jesus, fear be able to tyrannize over us! Richard Hooker, b. v.

    Those liquors are expelled out of the body which, by their mixture, convert the aliment into an animal liquid. Arbuth.

    I, by baleful furies led,
    With monstrous mixture stain’d my mother’s bed. Alexander Pope.

    Come vial —— What if this mixture do not work at all? William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet.

    Neither can God himself be otherwise understood, than as a mind free and disentangled from all corporeal mixtures, perceiving and moving all things. Edward Stillingfleet.

    Marcus Tullius Cicero doubts whether it were possible for a community to exist, that had not a prevailing mixture of piety in its constitution. Joseph Addison, Freeholder, №. 29.

    While we live in this world, where good and bad men are blended together, and where there is also a mixture of good and evil wisely distributed by God, to serve the ends of his providence. Francis Atterbury, Sermons.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mixturenoun

    the act of mixing, or the state of being mixed; as, made by a mixture of ingredients

  2. Mixturenoun

    that which results from mixing different ingredients together; a compound; as, to drink a mixture of molasses and water; -- also, a medley

  3. Mixturenoun

    an ingredient entering into a mixed mass; an additional ingredient

  4. Mixturenoun

    a kind of liquid medicine made up of many ingredients; esp., as opposed to solution, a liquid preparation in which the solid ingredients are not completely dissolved

  5. Mixturenoun

    a mass of two or more ingredients, the particles of which are separable, independent, and uncompounded with each other, no matter how thoroughly and finely commingled; -- contrasted with a compound; thus, gunpowder is a mechanical mixture of carbon, sulphur, and niter

  6. Mixturenoun

    an organ stop, comprising from two to five ranges of pipes, used only in combination with the foundation and compound stops; -- called also furniture stop. It consists of high harmonics, or overtones, of the ground tone

Freebase

  1. Mixture

    In chemistry, a mixture is a material system made up of two or more different substances which are mixed but are not combined chemically. A mixture refers to the physical combination of two or more substances on which the identities are retained and are mixed in the form of alloys, solutions, suspensions, and colloids. Mixtures are the product of a mechanical blending or mixing of chemical substances like elements and compounds, without chemical bonding or other chemical change, so that each ingredient substance retains its own chemical properties and makeup. Despite that there are no chemical changes to its constituents, the physical properties of a mixture, such as its melting point, may differ from those of the components. Some mixtures can be separated into their components by physical means. Azeotropes can be considered as a kind of mixture which usually pose considerable difficulties regarding the separation processes required to obtain their constituents.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'mixture' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3072

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'mixture' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3909

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'mixture' in Nouns Frequency: #1234

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mixture in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mixture in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of mixture in a Sentence

  1. Chief William McKenna:

    This particular batch may have had a mixture of several kinds of designer drug chemicals, making the health risks unpredictable and treatment to combat the effects complex and problematic.

  2. Swede Koch:

    We’ve got a great mixture of youth and experience which really excites me as captain, each of our players has a role to play and I have a team of stars.

  3. Jawaharlal Nehru:

    I have become a queer mixture of the East and the West, out of place everywhere, at home nowhere.

  4. Richard Curtin:

    There is little doubt that the pandemic's resurgence due to The Delta variant has been met with a mixture of reason and emotion, consumers have correctly reasoned that the economy's performance will be diminished over the next several months, but the extraordinary surge in negative economic assessments also reflects an emotional response, mainly from dashed hopes that the pandemic would soon end.

  5. Andrew Landry:

    Irons have been struggling the last few months, distance control and direction, a mixture of everything, i hit the ball really well today. Finally starting to see some good stuff coming around.

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