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Definition of the noun admixture

What does admixture mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: admixtures

  1. the state of impairing the quality or reducing the value of something
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • synonym of admixture: alloy
    • more generic words: impureness / impurity = the condition of being impure
  2. an additional ingredient that is added by mixing with the base
    • example: the growing medium should be equal parts of sand and loam with an admixture of peat moss and cow manure
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of admixture: intermixture
    • more generic word: ingredient = a component of a mixture or compound
  3. the act of mixing together

Alternative definition of the noun admixture


  1. A mixture; used especially in several contexts
  2. [context: epilepsy] a mixture composed of entities retaining their individual properties.
  3. A mixture of genetically differentiated groups.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for admixture

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Google previewTransition from Fluid to Solid (2009)

Re-examining the Behavior of Concrete at Early Ages

Admixtures Accelerating admixture is a material used on concrete to aid in reducing the set time and to promote increases in early strength gain. According to ASTM C 494, accelerators are classified as either Type C or Type C & E. Type C ...

Google previewMaternal, Fetal, & Neonatal Physiology (2014)

by Susan Blackburn

Venous admixture is a convenient way to describe the amount of mixed venous blood it would take to obtain the...

In adults the major component of venous admixture is the maldistribution of ventilation.177 These differences stabilize as ...

Google previewReinforced Concrete Designer's Handbook, Eleventh Edition (2007)

by Charles E. Reynolds, James C. Steedman, Anthony J. Threlfall

Admixtures An admixture is a material, usually a liquid, which is added to a batch of concrete during mixing to modify the properties of the fresh or the hardened concrete in some way. Most admixtures benefit concrete by reducing the ...

Google previewConcrete Admixtures Handbook, 2nd Ed. (1996)

Properties, Science and Technology by V.S. Ramachandran

INTRODUCTION An accelerating admixture is a material that is added to concrete for reducing the time of setting and accelerating early strength development. Accelerating admixtures are used in cold water concreting ...

Google previewEnglish as a Lingua Franca (2014)

Theorizing and teaching English by Ian Mackenzie

Admixture refers to what in SLA theory is generally described as interference or transfer, although as outlined in the previous chapter, proponents of ELF and plurilingualism generally prefer to describe this in terms of multicompetence. Trudgill ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Elder Care (2007)

The Comprehensive Resource on Geriatric and Social Care, Second Edition by Eugenia L. Siegler, MD, FACP, Elizabeth Capezuti, PhD, RN, FAAN, Mathy Mezey, EdD, RN, FAAN

A total nutrient admixture is a parenteral nutrition solution that includes intravenous fat emulsions, while a 2-in-1 formulation does not include intravenous fat emulsions (Mirtallo et al., 2004), but intravenous fat may be administered as a ...

Google previewBiomapping Indigenous Peoples (2012)

Towards an Understanding of the Issues by Susanne Berthier-Foglar, Sheila Collingwood-Whittick, Sandrine Tolazzi

Admixture is the common method of measuring the likely overall contribution to our genomes of ancestors with varying origins. Some of the genetic rationales for discerning admixture were mentioned above in relation to population structure: to ...

Google previewA System of Oral Surgery (1884)

Being a Treatise on the Diseases and Surgery of the Mouth, Jaws, Face, Teeth, and Associate Parts by James Edmund Garretson

A standard preparation is the liquor morphia; sulphatis ; the admixture is a grain of the salt to an ounce of water; the dose, from a tea- to a ...

Google previewAnnual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Volume 27, 2007 (2007)

Biopsychosocial Approaches to Longevity by Leonard W. Poon, PhD, DPhil, Thomas T. Perls, MD, MPH

Population admixture is a major confounding factor in our study. The Georgia population is primarily of European and African descent, with admixes of other origins present as well. The general approach of using marker loci unlinked to the ...

Google previewQuantitative Molecular Pharmacology and Informatics in Drug Discovery (1999)

by Michael Lutz, Terry Kenakin

Admixture is a sampling problem that is not unique to genetics. However, admixture is useful in order to understand the basis of linkage disequilibrium and allelic association. The basic concept of linkage disequilibrium is that marker and ...

Google previewVogel and Motulsky's Human Genetics (2009)

Problems and Approaches by Michael Speicher, Stylianos E. Antonarakis, Arno G. Motulsky

Genetic admixture is a worldwide phenomenon and is not limited to the North America. An example of an admixed population in the Eurasian continent is the Uyghur population living in the Xinjiang province in western China. Because of its ...

Google previewUser's Guide to ASTM Specification C94 on Ready-Mixed Concrete

Mineral admixture is a term that has lost favor in most circles of concrete experts. At the moment it remains a part of ASTM C 94/C 94M and is an easy term to understand and use. Mineral admixtures (see Footnote 3 of Section are very ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Cancer (2011)

by Manfred Schwab

Recent admixture between genetically differentiated populations can result in high levels of linkage disequilibrium even at far apart loci. Studies involving admixture population utilize mtDNA. > Mitochondrial DNA Adnexal Mass Definition A ...

Google previewPhilologia Anglicana: or, a Philological and synonymical dictionary of the English language; in which the words are deduced from their originals-their sense defined-and the same illustrated and supported by proper examples and notes, critical and explanatory. [“A-Adornment” only.] (1806)

by Benjamin DAWSON (Rector of Burgh, Suffolk.)

A mass which to the eye appears to be nothing but mere simple earth, shall, to the smell or taste, discover a plentiful admixture '“ of sulphur, alum, or some other mineral.” Woodward's Natural History. 2. “ Whatever acrimony, or amaritude, ...

Google previewAn elementary dictionary, or cyclopædiæ, for the use of maltsters, brewers [&c.]. (1838)

by George Adolphus Wigney

The feculent condition of fluids, may be caused by the simple or chemical admixture of various substances with a pure and transparent fluid, or by the suspension and diffusion of the excretory products of fermentation or decomposition.

Google previewAn Elementary Dictionary, Or, Cyclopaediae, for the Use of Maltsters, Brewers, Distillers, Rectifiers, Vinegar Manufacturers, and Others (1838)

by George Adolphus Wigney

The feculent condition of fluids, may be caused by the simple or chemical admixture of various substances with a pure and transparent fluid, or by the suspension and difi'usion of the excretory products of fermentation or decomposition.

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of American Political Slang (2006)

by Grant Barrett

Visible Admixture Law n. a post-bellum statute requiring voters who appeared to have African ancestry to answer certain questions. Now hist. 1860 Coshocton County Democrat (Ohio) (Mar. 6) 1: The Ohio Statesman, which lately attached so ...

Google previewThe London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science, art, literature, and practical mechanics, by the orig. ed. of the Encyclopaedia metropolitana [T. Curtis]. (1839)

by Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)

The heat generated during the mixture of the acid and water is guarded against by the gradual admixture ; and the diluted acid being purer than the strong from the circumstance of not being able to hold in solution some sulphates which liit ...

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Admixture Meaning

Video shows what admixture means. An instance of admixing, a mixing-in of something. A mixing-in of a biologically or genetically differentiated group to an ...

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From the throes of inspiration and the eddies of thought the poet may at last be able to arrive at, and convey the right admixture of words and meaning. (Eyvind Johnson)
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Scrabble value of A1D2M3I1X8T1U1R1E1

The value of this 9-letter word is 19 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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