mix·ture /ˈmɪksʧɚ/ 名詞
1. The act of mixing, or the state of being mixed; as, made by a mixture of ingredients.
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 and solution; 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.
n 1: (chemistry) a substance consisting of two or more substances
mixed together (not in fixed proportions and not with
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,
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,