Meaning of “mixture” in the English Dictionary

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"mixture" in British English

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uk /ˈmɪks.tʃər/ us /ˈmɪks.tʃɚ/

B2 [ C ] a substance made from a combination of different substances, or any combination of different things:

The mixture of flour, water, and yeast is then left in a warm place for four hours.
Their latest CD is a mixture of new and old songs.

[ U ] the process of mixing

[ U ] a type of medicine that has to be shaken before being used:

cough mixture

More examples

  • Roughly half (of) the class are Spanish and the others are a mixture of nationalities.
  • The mixture hardens as it cools.
  • A simple mixture of glucose and water can save lives in many parts of the world.
  • Some people call English a mongrel language because it is a mixture of old German and French.
  • A mixture of selected funds is an optimum choice for future security and return on investment.

(Definition of “mixture” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"mixture" in American English

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mixturenoun [ C ]

us /ˈmɪks·tʃər/

a combination of substances resulting from mixing them together so that they cannot be easily separated:

It’s a highly explosive mixture and has to be handled carefully.

A mixture is also any combination of different things:

Good fashion designers often rely on a mixture of the old and the new.

(Definition of “mixture” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)