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English noun: mixture

1. mixture (substance) (chemistry) a substance consisting of two or more substances mixed together (not in fixed proportions and not with chemical bonding)

Broader (hypernym)substance

Narrower (hyponym)alloy, colloid, composition, eutectic, freezing mixture, Greek fire, gummite, lamellar mixture, matte, mechanical mixture, metal, mineral jelly, oxyacetylene, petrolatum, petroleum jelly, plaster, soda lime, solution, suspension

Domain categorychemical science, chemistry

2. mixture (food) any foodstuff made by combining different ingredients

SamplesHe volunteered to taste her latest concoction.
He drank a mixture of beer and lemonade.

Synonymsconcoction, intermixture

Broader (hypernym)food product, foodstuff

Narrower (hyponym)batter, dough, dressing, filling, mincemeat, mix, premix, roux, stuffing

3. mixture (group) a collection containing a variety of sorts of things

SamplesA great assortment of cars was on display.
He had a variety of disorders.
A veritable smorgasbord of religions.

Synonymsassortment, miscellanea, miscellany, mixed bag, motley, potpourri, salmagundi, smorgasbord, variety

Broader (hypernym)accumulation, aggregation, assemblage, collection

Narrower (hyponym)alphabet soup, farrago, gallimaufry, grab bag, hodgepodge, hotchpotch, melange, mingle-mangle, mishmash, oddments, odds and ends, omnium-gatherum, ragbag, range, sampler, selection, witch's brew, witches' brew, witches' broth

4. mixture (event) an event that combines things in a mixture

SamplesA gradual mixture of cultures.


Broader (hypernym)combine, combining

Narrower (hyponym)blend, concoction

5. mixture (act) the act of mixing together

SamplesPaste made by a mix of flour and water.
The mixing of sound channels in the recording studio.

Synonymsadmixture, commixture, intermixture, mix, mixing

Broader (hypernym)combination, combining, compounding

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