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Dictionary Definition



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 volunteered to taste her latest 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"; "a veritable smorgasbord of religions" [syn: assortment, mixed bag, miscellany, miscellanea, variety, salmagundi, smorgasbord, potpourri, motley]
4 an event that combines things in a mixture; "a gradual mixture of cultures" [syn: mix]
5 the act of mixing together; "paste made by a mix of flour and water"; "the mixing of sound channels in the recording studio" [syn: mix, commixture, admixture, intermixture, mixing]

User Contributed Dictionary



  • /ˈmɪkstʃɝ/
  • /"mIkstS@`/


  1. The act of mixing.
    The mixture of sulphuric acid and water produces heat.
  2. Something produced by mixing.
    An alloy is a mixture of two metals.
  3. Something that consists of diverse elements
    The day was a mixture of sunshine and showers.


something produced by mixing

Extensive Definition


mixture in Arabic: مزيج
mixture in Guarani: Jehe'a
mixture in Catalan: Mescla
mixture in Czech: Směs
mixture in German: Gemisch
mixture in Modern Greek (1453-): Μίγμα
mixture in Spanish: Mezcla
mixture in French: Mélange
mixture in Galician: Mestura
mixture in Korean: 혼합물
mixture in Ido: Mixuro
mixture in Italian: Miscuglio
mixture in Hebrew: תערובת
mixture in Macedonian: Смеса
mixture in Dutch: Mengsel
mixture in Japanese: 混合物
mixture in Polish: Mieszanina
mixture in Portuguese: Mistura
mixture in Russian: Смесь
mixture in Simple English: Mixture
mixture in Slovak: Zmes
mixture in Finnish: Seos
mixture in Swedish: Blandning
mixture in Turkish: Kimyasal karışım
mixture in Chinese: 混合物

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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