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[n] the act of mixing together; "paste made by a mix of flour and water"; "the mixing of sound channels in the recording studio"
[n] an event that combines things in a mixture; "a gradual mixture of cultures"
[n] any foodstuff made by combining different ingredients; "he volunteered to taste her latest concoction"; "he drank a mixture of beer and lemonade"
[n] a collection containing a variety of sorts of things; "a great assortment of cars was on display"; "he had a variety of disorders"
[n] (chemistry) a substance consisting of two or more substances mixed together (not in fixed proportions and not with chemical bonding)

Misc. Definitions

\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.

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