Meaning of MIXTURE in English
mix ‧ ture S3 W3 /ˈmɪkstʃə $ -ər/ BrE AmE noun
[ Word Family: noun : ↑ mix , ↑ mixer , ↑ mixture ; verb : ↑ mix ; adjective : ↑ mixed ]
[ Date: 1400-1500 ; Language: Old French ; Origin: misture , from Latin mixtura , from mixtus ; ⇨ ↑ mix 1 ]
1 . [countable] a combination of two or more different things, feelings, or types of people
The town is a mixture of the old and the new.
the mixture of different people living in the city
She felt a strange mixture of excitement and fear.
a mixture of emotions
2 . [uncountable and countable] a liquid or other substance made by mixing several substances together, especially in cooking ⇨ compound
Fill the bread with a mixture of lettuce, tomatoes, and cucumbers.
Pour the mixture into four small dishes.
3 . [countable] technical a combination of substances that are put together but do not mix with each other
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▪ mixture several different substances, ideas, qualities etc that have been put together, especially so that they form one thing:
Pour the mixture into the cake pan and bake for 50 minutes.
He looked at her with a mixture of admiration and curiosity.
▪ combination two or more different things, substances etc that are used together or work together:
Doctors use a combination of drugs to combat the disease.
The business failed due to a combination of bad management and a lack of experience.
▪ blend a mixture of two or more things, qualities, or characteristics, especially ones that combine successfully or in a pleasant way:
The England team is a good side, with a nice blend of experience and youthful energy.
The sauce uses a blend of different ingredients.
▪ a cross between something and something a mixture of very different things – used when you are describing what something looks or sounds like:
The building looked like a cross between a museum and a spaceship.
Her music sounds like a cross between the Rolling Stones and Amy Winehouse.
▪ hybrid /ˈhaɪbrəd, ˈhaɪbrɪd/ something that is produced by combining two or more things, especially using advanced scientific methods:
Scientists are combining human and animal embryos to create genetic hybrids.
These industries use a hybrid of different technologies.
The plant is a hybrid of wheat and rye.
▪ amalgam /əˈmælɡəm/ formal a mixture of different things, in which you can still recognize the original features:
The record is an amalgam of hard rock, jazz, and blues.
▪ synthesis formal something that has been made by combining different things, especially information or ideas:
The essay should be a synthesis of the information from various sources.
■ an untidy mixture
▪ jumble a lot of different things mixed together in an untidy way:
Rae looked through the jumble of old record albums and tapes.
▪ mishmash /hodgepodge informal a mixture of a lot of different things, styles etc that do not seem right together:
If you look closely at the individual buildings they are a real hodgepodge of styles.
The story is a bit of a mishmash.
■ a mxture of chemical substances
▪ compound a chemical substance that contains atoms of two or more ↑ element s :
common chemical compounds such as sodium chloride
▪ solution a liquid mixed with a solid or a gas:
a weak sugar solution
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English. Longman - Словарь современного английского языка. 2012