A mixture is a combination of solids, liquids, or gases which produces a new thing.

  • Carbon dioxide is a mixture of carbon and oxygen.
  • A mixture of concrete is in a liquidy form until it’s poured and hardens.
  • A mixture of oil and water will separate over time because they don’t mix well together.
  • Cherries, sugar, cornstarch, and a little butter form a mixture that becomes the filling for a cherry pie.
  • Granola is a mixture of oats, nuts, honey, and dried fruit, such as raisins.
  • A mixture of flour, water, salt, and yeast produces bread dough.


This word may also be used to describe people or ideas:

  • There was an interesting mixture of people at the party.
  • Countries populated with a mixture of various religious groups do well under a secular form of government.
  • A mixture of economic theories based on capitalism provides a foundation for the U.S. economic system.

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July 14, 2015