Mixture
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. [1913 Webster]

2. That which results from mixing different ingredients together; a compound; as, to drink a mixture of molasses and water; -- also, a medley. [1913 Webster]

There is also a mixture of good and evil wisely distributed by God, to serve the ends of his providence. --Atterbury. [1913 Webster]

3. An ingredient entering into a mixed mass; an additional ingredient. [1913 Webster]

Cicero doubts whether it were possible for a community to exist that had not a prevailing mixture of piety in its constitution. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Union; admixture; intermixture; medley. [1913 Webster]


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