Meaning of “mixed” in the English Dictionary

"mixed" in British English

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mixedadjective

uk /mɪkst/ 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).

including people 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/

combining positive and negative features:

I have mixed emotions/feelings about moving across the country – it’s exciting, but I’ll miss my old friends.

Mixed can also mean combining people 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 /mɪkst/ us

showing a mixture of different results, opinions, or qualities:

The country's overall economic performance last year was rather mixed.
The President's tax plan received a mixed reaction on Wall Street.
Government statistics offer a mixed picture of the economy's recovery.
a mixed bag

a range of things that differ in type or quality:

The financial results, so far, are a mixed bag.
a mixed bag of investment choices
a mixed development UK PROPERTY

a building project consisting of different types of buildings with different purposes or uses:

This is a mixed development of shared ownership 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 manager sends mixed messages about an employee's performance.

(Definition of “mixed” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)