Definitions of mixture

  1. the act of mixing together; " paste made by a mix of flour and water"; " the mixing of sound channels in the recording studio"
  2. any foodstuff made by combining different ingredients; " he volunteered to taste her latest concoction"; " he drank a mixture of beer and lemonade"
  3. an event that combines things in a mixture; " a gradual mixture of cultures"
  4. ( chemistry) a substance consisting of two or more substances mixed together ( not in fixed proportions and not with chemical bonding)
  5. 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"
  6. The act of mixing, or the state of being mixed; as, made by a mixture of ingredients.
  7. An ingredient entering into a mixed mass; an additional ingredient.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. That which results from mixing different ingredients together; a compound; as, to drink a mixture of molasses and water; - also, a medley.
  11. 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.
  12. The state of being mingled; a compound formed by putting two or more things together.
  13. A compound.
  14. Act of mixing or state of being mixed: a mass or compound formed by mixing: ( chem.) a composition in which the ingredients retain their properties.
  15. Act of mixing; mingled mass.
  16. The act of mixing; something mixed.
  17. The act of mixing, or state of being mixed; a mixed mass, specially one in which each ingredient retains its property.
  18. Act of mixing; state of being mixed; a mass or compound formed by mixing two or more substances together; a liquid medicine formed of various ingredients.

Usage examples for mixture

  1. Some one had told him that a mixture of snuff and beer had the property of sending people off to sleep. – Whistler Stories by Don C. Seitz
  2. It is in this little place that there was developed the remarkable mixture which is to play so vital a part in the successful construction of these everlasting homes for living millions. – Edison, His Life and Inventions by Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin
  3. This mixture will remain good 3 or 4 months. – The Book of Household Management by Mrs. Isabella Beeton
  4. The mixture will then be ready for use. – The Book of Household Management by Mrs. Isabella Beeton
  5. Line some pattypans with puff- paste, put in the mixture, and bake for 20 minutes, or rather less in a quick oven. – The Book of Household Management by Mrs. Isabella Beeton
  6. The percentage by weight of steam in a mixture of steam and water is called the quality of the steam. – Steam, Its Generation and Use by Babcock & Wilcox Co.
  7. A great boy came up to me and told me to sing or to drink some of this dreadful mixture. – Story of My Life, volumes 1-3 by Augustus J. C. Hare
  8. You're such a mixture of fun and fancy, at least you always have been; but there's something new in you these days. – You Never Know Your Luck, Complete Being The Story Of A Matrimonial Deserter by Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 14, 2009
  9. There was only one day- school in Cowfold, and his mother objected to the " mixture." – The Revolution in Tanner's Lane by Mark Rutherford
  10. On the contrary, the heroine of Reality is that woman whom you have met or heard of once in your course of years, and very probably despised for bearing in her composition the motive principle; at best, you say, a singular mixture of good and bad; anything but the feminine ideal of man. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  11. Pootty much of a mixture." – The Landlord at Lion's Head, Complete by William Dean Howells Last Updated: February 27, 2009
  12. A strange mixture in his mind, as I have told him! – Clarissa, Volume 5 (of 9) by Samuel Richardson
  13. I suppose it's made of a mixture of foxes', wolves', and swine's blood? – The First Distiller by Leo Tolstoy
  14. Upon him her glance, a mixture of contempt and curiosity, rested. – Parrot & Co. by Harold MacGrath
  15. Perhaps it is the easier because one such mixture gave us this bright girl. – The Mystery of The Barranca by Herman Whitaker
  16. A remarkable mixture of human life there was in Gray's school. – The-Choir-Invisible by Allen, James Lane
  17. Your highness, said Calderon, with a mixture of respect and dignity in his manner- your highness, hear me. – Calderon The Courtier A Tale by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  18. Add one- half cup water and add to other mixture. – Foods That Will Win The War And How To Cook Them (1918) by C. Houston Goudiss and Alberta M. Goudiss