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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.


Synonymsmix


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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