Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An instance of admixing, a mixing-in of something.
  • n. A mixture, in some contexts

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of mixing; mixture.
  • n. The compound formed by mixing different substances together.
  • n. That which is mixed with anything.

from The 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • 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

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Examples

  • 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.

    Sioux Falls Gets Burundians

  • 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.

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • Among self-identified whites in Shriver’s sample, the average black admixture is only 0.7 percent.

    Sioux Falls Gets Burundians

  • 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

    The Parisians — Complete

  • 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.

    NPR Topics: News

  • 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.

    Free Internet Press

  • "admixture" - a mixture (like menthol and vaseline) "vapor rub" - menthol-scented Vaseline.

    truckeratlas Diary Entry

  • 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 Parisians — Volume 03

  • The somewhat apparent homogenity among sud-saharan Africans is more a product of "admixture" than of simple homogeneity.

    Races as folk taxonomies without biological basis.

  • 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).

    Circling the Pedicabs: Cycling and the New Frontier

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  • "n. This template needs documentation and categorisation. Please create the documentation page.a mixture composed of entities retaining their individual properties." --Wiktionary

    Ha!

    March 6, 2012