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Meaning of “mixed” in the English Dictionary

"mixed" in British English

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mixedadjective

uk   us   /mɪkst/
showing a ​mixture of different ​feelings or ​opinions: There has been a mixed reaction to the ​changes. The ​results are a little more mixed than we had ​hoped (= some are good but some are ​bad). including many different ​types of ​people or things: She has a very mixed ​group of ​friends. including both ​sexes: Our ​children go to a mixed school. Some of his ​jokes were too ​rude for mixed company (= a ​group where both ​males and ​females are ​present). includingpeople of different ​religions or ​races: a mixed marriage
(Definition of mixed from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"mixed" in American English

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mixedadjective

 us   /mɪkst/
combiningpositive and ​negativefeatures: I have mixed ​emotions/​feelings about ​movingacross the ​country – it’s ​exciting, but I’ll ​miss my ​oldfriends. Mixed can also ​meancombiningpeople of different ​races or ​religions: The island’s ​population is of mixed ​descent.
(Definition of mixed from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"mixed" in Business English

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mixedadjective

uk   us   /mɪkst/
showing a mixture of different ​results, ​opinions, or ​qualities: The country's ​overalleconomicperformance last ​year was rather mixed. The President's ​taxplan received a mixed ​reaction on Wall Street. Government ​statisticsoffer a mixed ​picture of the economy's ​recovery.
a mixed bag a ​range of things that differ in ​type or ​quality: The ​financialresults, so far, are a mixed ​bag. a mixed ​bag of ​investment choices
a mixed development UK PROPERTY a ​buildingproject consisting of different ​types of ​buildings with different ​purposes or uses: This is a mixed ​development of ​sharedownership and ​rented homes now being ​built in Ilford, East London.
a mixed message/mixed messages a set of ​statements that seem to say first one thing and then a different or ​opposite thing: send/give mixed messages It's frustrating when a ​managersends mixed ​messages about an employee's ​performance.
(Definition of mixed from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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