• WordNet 3.6
    • n mixture the act of mixing together "paste made by a mix of flour and water","the mixing of sound channels in the recording studio"
    • n mixture an event that combines things in a mixture "a gradual mixture of cultures"
    • n mixture any foodstuff made by combining different ingredients "he volunteered to taste her latest concoction","he drank a mixture of beer and lemonade"
    • n mixture 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"
    • n mixture (chemistry) a substance consisting of two or more substances mixed together (not in fixed proportions and not with chemical bonding)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Honey is used sometimes for antifreeze mixtures and in the center of golf balls
    • Mixture (Med) 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.
    • Mixture (Physics & Chem) 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 and solution; thus, gunpowder is a mechanical mixture of carbon, sulphur, and niter.
    • Mixture An ingredient entering into a mixed mass; an additional ingredient. "Cicero doubts whether it were possible for a community to exist that had not a prevailing mixture of piety in its constitution."
    • Mixture (Mus) 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.
    • Mixture That which results from mixing different ingredients together; a compound; as, to drink a mixture of molasses and water; -- also, a medley. "There is also a mixture of good and evil wisely distributed by God, to serve the ends of his providence."
    • Mixture The act of mixing, or the state of being mixed; as, made by a mixture of ingredients.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The Aztecs of Mexico roasted and ground up the cacao bean, mixed it with water, added peppers and other spices, stirred it up to a froth and drank the pungent mixture they called "chocolatl."
    • n mixture The act of mixing, or the state of being mixed.
    • n mixture That which results from mixing; a mixed mass, body, or assemblage; a compound or combination of different ingredients, parts, or principles; specifically, in pharmacy, a preparation in which insoluble substances are suspended in watery fluids by means of gum arabic, sugar, the yolk of eggs, or other viscid matter. When the suspended substance is of an oleaginous nature, the mixture is properly called an emulsion.
    • n mixture Admixture; something mingled or added.
    • n mixture In chem., a blending of several ingredients without chemical alteration of the substances, each of which still retains its own nature and properties: distinguished from combination, in which the substances unite by chemical attraction, lose their distinct properties, and form a compound differing in its properties from any of the ingredients.
    • n mixture In organ-building, a fluestop having two or more pipes to each digital, the pipes being so tuned as to give certain sets of the shriller harmonics of the fundamental tone of the digital; a compound stop. The stop is known as “of two ranks,” “of three ranks,” etc., according to the number of pipes to a digital. The harmonics chosen for reinforcement vary with the pitch of the fundamental tone, a low tone being provided with higher harmonics than a high one. The points in the compass where changes from one set of harmonics to another take place are called breaks. The harmonics usually chosen are those that lie at the intervals of fifths or octaves from the fundamental tone, rarely at those of thirds or sevenths. Mixtures serve two purposes: to enrich the total effect of heavy combinations by reinforcing the brilliant overtones of the harmony, and to emphasize the upper tones of heavy chords by reinforcing their nearer harmonics. They are never properly used except in combination with foundation-stops. Mixtures are variously named, as cornet, furniture, etc.
    • n mixture A cloth of variegated or mottled coloring, usually of sober tints.
    • n mixture In printing, typesetting that calls for the use of three or more distinct faces or faces and bodies of type.
    • n mixture Same as krasis.
    • n mixture Synonyms Mixture, Miscellany, Medley, Farrago, Hotchpotch, Jumble; variety, diversity. Mixture is a general term denoting a compound of two or more ingredients, more often, but not necessarily, congruous. Miscellany is a collection of things not closely connected, but brought together by rational design: “A miscellany has the diversity without the incongruity of a medley.” (C. J. Smith, Syn. Disc., p. 564.) Specifically, a miscellany is a collection of independent literary pieces, the unity lying only in their general character. A medley is a mixture or collection of things distinctly incongruous: the word has the specific sense of a song or tune made up of scraps of other songs or tunes ingeniously and amusingly fitted together. Farrago emphasizes the confusion or indiscriminateness of the mixture or collection: it is applied chiefly to printed or spoken discourse. Hotchpotch is a still more energetic expression of the confusion of the collection, the idea being drawn from the boiling together of shreds of all sorts of food. Jumble implies the idea of a heap turned over and over till everything is hopelessly mixed. The figurative uses correspond essentially to the literal.
    • n mixture The material for the charge of an internal-combustion engine. It usually consists of fuel, in a vaporized or finely pulverized condition, mixed with air.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The term 'crack' refers to the crackling sound heard when the mixture is smoked (heated), presumably from the sodium bicarbonate.
    • Mixture act of mixing or state of being mixed: a mass or compound formed by mixing:
    • Mixture (chem.) a composition in which the ingredients retain their properties—opp. to Combination: a compound-stop in organ-building: a preparation in which an insoluble compound is suspended in an aqueous solution: a cloth of variegated colouring
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  • Andre Maurois
    “A mixture of admiration and pity is one of the surest recipes for affection.”
  • William Hazlitt
    “Envy among other ingredients has a mixture of the love of justice in it. We are more angry at undeserved than at deserved good-fortune.”
  • Aristotle
    “There is no great genius without a mixture of madness.”
  • Miguel De Cervantes
    “It seldom happens that any felicity comes so pure as not to be tempered and allayed by some mixture of sorrow.”
  • Marlene Dietrich
    “Courage and grace is a formidable mixture. The only place to see it is the bullring.”
  • Aristotle
    “No excellent soul is exempt from a mixture of madness.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. mixtura, fr. miscere, mixtum, to mix: cf. F. mixture,. See Mix
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. miscan; Ger. mischen.


In literature:

"A Color Notation" by Albert H. Munsell
This mixture will make about 25 small cakes.
"The Starvation Treatment of Diabetes" by Lewis Webb Hill
Sprinkle a little of this mixture with the fingers along the row close to the plants.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study" by Ontario Ministry of Education
Wash the face with the mixture before you go into the sun.
"The Ladies Book of Useful Information" by Anonymous
Add chicken mixture and let it simmer for ten minutes.
"The Cookery Blue Book" by Society for Christian Work of the First Unitarian Church, San Francisco, California
Push the mushrooms to one side; turn in this mixture, and stir until boiling.
"Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc." by George Francis Atkinson
Mix well, spoon mixture on noodle dough squares and proceed as above.
"Pennsylvania Dutch Cooking" by Unknown
To define their characteristics correctly would be impossible, for their minds partake of the mixture of their blood.
"Travels in Peru, on the Coast, in the Sierra, Across the Cordilleras and the Andes, into the Primeval Forests" by J. J. von Tschudi
Bathe the parts affected three times a day with this mixture and a speedy cure will be the result.
"One Thousand Secrets of Wise and Rich Men Revealed" by C. A. Bogardus
In this case it is not a solution, but simply a mixture.
"Conversations on Chemistry, V. 1-2" by Jane Marcet

In poetry:

Yes! my Beloved, to my sight
Shows a sweet mixture, red and white:
All human beauties, all divine,
In my Beloved meet and shine.
"Hymn 75" by Isaac Watts
"A common coat now serves for both,
The hat's no more a fixture;
And which was wet and which was dry,
Who knows in such a mixture?
"A Spiritual Manifestation" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Since for my sake each dear translucent drop
Breaks forth, best witness of thy truth sincere,
My lips should drink the precious mixture up,
And, ere it falls, receive the trembling tear.
"To Delia: On Her Endeavouring To Conceal Her Grief At Parting" by William Cowper
Then t'owd woman gave her the things, and the angel
Just pushed back her wings and said 'Hush!'
Then she tenderly tickled the mixture Wi' t'spoon
Like an artist would paint with his brush.
"Yorkshire Pudden" by Weston and Lee
They'll never strike a mixture that'll help me pull my load.
My gears are stripped—I cannot set my brakes.
I am entered for the finals down the timeless untimed Road
To the Maker of the makers of all makes!
"The Dying Chauffeur" by Rudyard Kipling
And there's icy crags and precipices, also beautiful waterfalls,
And as the stranger gazes thereon, his heart it appals
With a mixture of wonder, fear, and delight,
Till at last he exclaims, Oh! what a wonderful sight!
"Greenland's Icy Mountains" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Onto the other 4 slices, divide the sliced Gruyère , then top with the onion and greens mixture.
The songs mixes major chords with lyrics that are more cautionary than celebratory, paralleling the bands mixture of pop and punk influences.
I had aquired a huge stray dog that appeared to be a mixture of Saint Bernard and Chow.
It makes a flavorful and colorful addition to salads and stir-fry mixtures.
Phony Doctor Injected Cement Mixture Into Plastic Surgery Patients.
Using the Injection Syringe inject the entire mixture into the turkey.
Chagrin Valley Little Theatre knows a winning formula, and the combination of farce playwright Robin Hawdon and director Barbara L Rhoades is a sure-fire mixture for laughs.
Heat the mixture in a hot water bath.
But in butter until mixture looks like coarse meal.
Abortion and politics is a volatile mixture.
Wonton skins filled with a spicy ground-pork mixture, then briefly steamed to create Asian-style dumplings.
If you don't know what 'Sketti' is, it's spaghetti they top with a mixture of melted butter and ketchup on top of it, instead of sauce.
Spoon the sour cream mixture over the red potatoes.
To assemble, layer the ingredients on individual salad plates as follows: shredded spinach, noodles, bell pepper mixture, and tuna.
Akshay Kumar stars in Chandni Chowk to China, a mixture of kung fu and Bollywood.

In science:

The corresponding mixture of the n-level z -measures defines measure Mz ,z ′ ,ξ on Par.
Determinantal random point fields
In practice a mixture of both methods is often useful.
Random Matrix Theory and Chiral Symmetry in QCD
The processing of these mixtures by ultraviolet photons and by temperature variation is studied by infrared spectroscopy.
Cosmic Dust in the 21st Century
For mixtures of different species of particles the equations must be summed over all the species.
High-Redshift Galaxies: The Far-Infrared and Sub-Millimeter View
Valleau, Monte Carlo study of a phase separating liquid mixture by umbrel la sampling, J.
An Introduction to Monte Carlo Simulation of Statistical physics Problem