put together or formed by .
composed of different constituents or elements:
a mixed form of government.
of different kinds combined:
mixed nuts; mixed emotions.
involving or comprised of persons of different sex, class, ethnicity, religion, etc.:
mixed company; a mixed neighborhood; a mixed marriage.
Law. involving more than one issue or aspect:
a mixed question of law and fact.
Phonetics. (of a vowel) central.
Mathematics. (of partial derivatives) of second or higher order and involving differentiation with respect to more than one variable.
(of trains) composed of both passenger and freight cars.
Logic. containing quantifiers of unlike kind.
(of a stock or commodity market) characterized by uneven price movements, with some prices rising and others falling.
verb (used with object), mixed or mixt, mixing.
to combine (substances, elements, things, etc.) into one mass, collection, or assemblage, generally with a thorough blending of the constituents.
to put together indiscriminately or confusedly (often followed by up).
to combine, unite, or join:
to mix business and pleasure.
to add as an element or ingredient:
Mix some salt into the flour.
to form or make by combining ingredients:
to mix a cake; to mix mortar.
to combine (two or more separate recordings or microphone signals) to make a single recording or composite signal.
verb (used without object), mixed or mixt, mixing.
to become mixed:
a paint that mixes easily with water.
to associate or mingle, as in company:
to mix with the other guests at a party.
to be crossbred, or of mixed breeding.
Boxing. to exchange blows vigorously and aggressively:
The crowd jeered as the fighters clinched, refusing to mix.
an act or instance of mixing.
the result of mixing; :
cement mix; an odd mix of gaiety and sadness.
a commercially prepared blend of ingredients to which usually only a liquid must be added to make up the total of ingredients necessary or obtain the desired consistency:
a cake mix; muffin mix.
Music. music or songs selected and recorded as a mixtape:
the ultimate one-hour workout mix; a mix of Christmas songs; a DJ mix.
the proportion of ingredients in a ; formula:
a mix of two to one.
Informal. a mess or muddle; mix-up.
Music. an electronic blending of tracks or sounds made to produce a recording.
mix down, to mix the tracks of an existing recording to make a new recording with fewer tracks:
the four-track tape was mixed down to stereo.
mix it up, Slang.
Also, mix it.
formed or blended together by mixing
composed of different elements, races, sexes, etc: a mixed school
consisting of conflicting elements, thoughts, attitudes, etc: mixed feelings, mixed motives
(of a legal action)
(of an inflorescence) containing cymose and racemose branches
(of a nerve) containing both motor and sensory nerve fibres
(transitive) to combine or blend (ingredients, liquids, objects, etc) together into one mass
(intransitive) to become or have the capacity to become combined, joined, etc: some chemicals do not mix
(transitive) to form (something) by combining two or more constituents: to mix cement
(transitive; often foll by in or into) to add as an additional part or element (to a mass or compound): to mix flour into a batter
(transitive) to do at the same time; combine: to mix study and pleasure
(transitive) to consume (drinks or foods) in close succession
to come or cause to come into association socially: Pauline has never mixed well
(intransitive) often foll by with. to go together; complement
(transitive) to crossbreed (differing strains of plants or breeds of livestock), esp more or less at random
(transitive) (electronics) to combine (two or more signals)
(transitive) to merge (two lengths of film) so that the effect is imperceptible
(informal) mix it
the act or an instance of mixing
the result of mixing; mixture
a mixture of ingredients, esp one commercially prepared for making a cake, bread, etc
(music) the sound obtained by mixing
(building trades, civil engineering) the proportions of cement, sand, and aggregate in mortar, plaster, or concrete
(informal) a state of confusion, bewilderment
mid-15c., from past participle of mix (v.). Mixed blessing from 1933. Mixed marriage is from 1690s (originally in a religious context; racial sense was in use by 1942 in U.S., though mixed breed in reference to mulattoes is found by 1775). Mixed bag “heterogeneous collection” is from 1936. Mixed up is from 1884 as “confused,” from 1862 as “involved.”
Mixed drink in the modern liquor sense is recorded by 1868; the thing itself is older; Bartlett (1859) lists sixty names “given to the various compounds or mixtures of spirituous liquors and wines served up in fashionable bar rooms in the United States,” all from a single advertisement. The list includes Tippe na Pecco, Moral suasion, Vox populi, Jewett’s fancy, Ne plus ultra, Shambro, Virginia fancy, Stone wall, Smasher, Slingflip, Pig and whistle, Cocktail, Phlegm-cutter, Switchel flip, Tip and Ty, Ching-ching, Fiscal agent, Slip ticket, Epicure’s punch.
1530s, back-formation from Middle English myxte (early 15c.) “composed of more than one element, of mixed nature,” from Anglo-French mixte, from Latin mixtus, past participle of miscere “to mix, mingle, blend; fraternize with; throw into confusion,” from PIE *meik- “to mix” (cf. Sanskrit misrah “mixed,” Greek misgein, mignynai “to mix, mix up, mingle; to join, bring together; join (battle); make acquainted with,” Old Church Slavonic mešo, mesiti “to mix,” Russian meshat, Lithuanian maišau “to mix, mingle,” Welsh mysgu). Also borrowed in Old English as miscian. Related: Mixed; mixing.
1580s, “act of mixing,” from mix (v.).
(often the mix) A mixture; combination of components; medley: most important element in an auto maker’s marketing mix/ I enjoy what callers bring into the mix (1959+)
To fight; mix it: Them last two babies mixed many times a month (1921+)
noun, Chemistry. 1. any mixture of nitric acid and sulfuric acid, used as a nitrating agent in the manufacture of explosives, plastics, etc.
- Mixed agglutination reaction
mixed agglutination reaction n. A test to identify isoantigens in which the aggregates formed by agglutination contain two different kinds of cells having common antigenic determinants. Also called mixed agglutination test.
- Mixed aphasia
mixed aphasia n. Motor and sensory aphasia.
- Mixed astigmatism
mixed astigmatism n. Astigmatism in which one meridian is hyperopic while the one at a right angle to it is myopic.