Mixture

Definition of Mixture

Mix´ture
n.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.

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