American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The act of mixing or mingling.
- n. The state of being mingled or mixed.
- n. Something that is produced by mixing; a mixture.
- n. Something added in mixing. See Synonyms at mixture.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of mingling or mixing; the state of being mingled or mixed.
- n. That which is mingled or formed by mingling; a compound made by mixture. An ingredient different in kind from that which gives a mixture its principal properties. In general, anything added; especially, any alien element or ingredient.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act of mixing; mixture.
- n. The compound formed by mixing different substances together.
- n. That which is mixed with anything.
- n. the state of impairing the quality or reducing the value of something
- n. the act of mixing together
- n. an additional ingredient that is added by mixing with the base
“Among the 30 percent who do, the black admixture is around 2.3 percent, which would be like having about three black ancestors out of those 128.”
“They are called by the Greek historians Eastern Turks; like the Madjars and other Hunnish or Finnish tribes, they had probably received some admixture from the genuine Turkish races.”
“Among self-identified whites in Shriver’s sample, the average black admixture is only 0.7 percent.”
“Suppose a man of great birth and fortune, who in his youth had been an enthusiastic friend of Lord Byron and a jocund companion of George IV.; who had in him an immense degree of lofty romantic sentiment with an equal degree of well-bred worldly cynicism, but who, on account of that admixture, which is so rare, kept”
“For me, the most shocking and astonishing thing that's been revealed was my admixture - your admixture is your percentage of African ancestry, Native American ancestry and European ancestry.”
“The 2007 report by the OECD and International Transport Forum, points out that government biofuels subsidies aimed at boosting output (like those in place in the U.S.) or, by extension, those mandating a minimum mixture requirements - known as admixture - (like those in the E.U.) could encourage cheaper shortcuts, thus promoting relatively dirty biofuels.”
“admixture" - a mixture (like menthol and vaseline) "vapor rub" - menthol-scented Vaseline.”
“Suppose a man of great birth and fortune, who in his youth had been an enthusiastic friend of Lord Byron and a jocund companion of George IV.; who had in him an immense degree of lofty romantic sentiment with an equal degree of well-bred worldly cynicism, but who, on account of that admixture, which is so rare, kept a high rank in either of the two societies into which, speaking broadly, civilized life divides itself, -- the romantic and the cynical.”
“The somewhat apparent homogenity among sud-saharan Africans is more a product of "admixture" than of simple homogeneity.”
“And if this admixture (an "admixture" is the scientific equivalent of a "colorway") of vehicles weren't volatile enough, the element of religion should be sufficient to cause it to explode with the force of a thousand R-Syses (or R-Si).”
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