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mixture


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Mixture  \Mix"ture\,  n.  [L.  mixtura,  fr  miscere  mixtum  to  mix: 
  cf  F.  mixture.  See  {Mix}.] 
  1.  The  act  of  mixing,  or  the  state  of  being  mixed;  as  made 
  by  a  mixture  of  ingredients.  --Hooker. 
 
  2.  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.  --Atterbury. 
 
  3.  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.  --Addison. 
 
  4.  (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. 
 
  5.  (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;  thus 
  gunpowder  is  a  mechanical  mixture  of  carbon,  sulphur,  and 
  niter. 
 
  6.  (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. 
 
  Syn:  Union;  admixture;  intermixture;  medley. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  mixture 
  n  1:  (chemistry)  a  substance  consisting  of  two  or  more  substances 
  mixed  together  (not  in  fixed  proportions  and  not  with 
  chemical  bonding) 
  2:  any  foodstuff  made  by  combining  different  ingredients;  "he 
  hesitated  to  taste  the  strange  concoction";  "he  drank  a 
  mixture  of  beer  and  lemonade"  [syn:  {concoction},  {intermixture}] 
  3:  a  collection  containing  a  variety  of  sorts  of  things  "a 
  great  assortment  of  cars  was  on  display";  "he  had  a 
  variety  of  disorders"  [syn:  {assortment},  {miscellany},  {miscellanea}, 
  {variety},  {potpourri},  {motley}] 
  4:  an  event  that  combines  things  in  a  mixture;  "a  gradual 
  mixture  of  cultures"  [syn:  {mix}] 
  5:  the  act  of  mixing;  "paste  made  by  a  mixture  of  flour  and 
  water"  [syn:  {mix},  {commixture},  {admixture},  {mixing}] 




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