ETYM Latin admiscere, admixtum, to admix; ad + miscere to mix. Related to Mix.
1. The state of impairing the quality or reducing the value of something; SYN. alloy.
2. An additional ingredient that is added by mixing with the base
3. The act of mixing together
ETYM Old Eng. alai, Old Fren. alei, French aloyer, to alloy, alier to ally. Related to Alloy.
Metal blended with some other metallic or nonmetallic substance to give it special qualities, such as resistance to corrosion, greater hardness, or tensile strength. Useful alloys include bronze, brass, cupronickel, duralumin, German silver, gunmetal, pewter, solder, steel, and stainless steel.
Among the oldest alloys is bronze, the widespread use of which ushered in the Bronze Age. Complex alloys are now common; for example, in dentistry, where a cheaper alternative to gold is made of chromium, cobalt, molybdenum, and titanium. Among the most recent alloys are superplastics: alloys that can stretch to double their length at specific temperatures, permitting, for example, their injection into molds as easily as plastic.
A mixture of two or more metals or of metallic and nonmetallic elements usually fused together or dissolving into each other when molten.
1. A word formed by joining two others (e.g., 'smog' is a blend of 'smoke' and 'fog'); SYN. portmanteau word, portmanteau.
2. An occurrence of thorough mixing.
3. The act of blending components together thoroughly; SYN. blending.
A photo or graphic created with a software blending process.
1. The act or process of mixing; the state of being mixed
2. Compound, mixture
Sinonimi: composite plant
ETYM See Composite (adj).
Considered the most highly evolved dicotyledonous plants, characterized by florets arranged in dense heads that resemble single flowers; SYN. composite plant.
(thing) composed of a number of parts; compound.
In classical architecture, one of the five types of column. See order.
In industry, any purpose-designed engineering material created by combining single materials with complementary properties into a composite form. Most composites have a structure in which one component consists of discrete elements, such as fibers, dispersed in a continuous matrix. For example, lengths of asbestos, glass, or carbon steel, or “whiskers” (specially grown crystals a few millimeters long) of substances such as silicon carbide may be dispersed in plastics, concrete, or steel.
ETYM Old Fren. compost, from Latin compositus, p. p. Related to Composite.
A mixture of decaying vegetation and manure; used as a fertilizer.
Sinonimi: chemical compound
ETYM Malay kompung a village.
1. An enclosure of residences and other building (especially in the Orient).
2. A whole formed by a union of two or more elements or parts.
3. (Chemistry) A substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight; SYN. chemical compound.
A substance composed of two or more elements whose composition is constant. For example, table salt (sodium chloride - NACl) is a compound.
Aggregation; collection; conglomeration; heap or mess.
blending; melding two vowels into a diphthong
constitution; blending; running together of two vowels to form a long vowel.
Small flat ring-shaped cake or cookie; SYN. jumbal.
ETYM Old Eng. medlee, Old Fren. meslée, medlée, mellée, French męlée. Related to Meddle, Melée, Mellay.
1. A musical composition consisting of a series of songs or other musical pieces from various sources; SYN. potpourri, pastiche.
2. A diverse assortment or mixture; especially; hodgepodge.
ETYM Latin miscellanea, neut. pl. of. miscellaneus: cf. French miscellanée, pl. miscellanées. Related to Miscellaneous.
A mass or mixture of various things; a medley; esp., a collection of compositions on various subjects.
ETYM Latin mixtura, from miscere, mixtum, to mix: cf. French mixture. Related to Mix.
(Chemistry) A substance consisting of two or more substances mixed together (not in fixed proportions and not with chemical bonding).
In chemistry, a substance containing two or more compounds that still retain their separate physical and chemical properties. There is no chemical bonding between them and they can be separated from each other by physical means (compare compound).
ETYM French, a she-mule, Latin mula, fem. of mulus; cf. Greek myklos, mychlos. Related to as. műl, from Latin mulus. Related to Mulatto.
1. A slipper that has no fitting around the heel; SYN. mules, scuff, scuffs.
2. Sterile offspring of a male donkey and a female horse.
Hybrid animal, usually the offspring of a male ass and a female horse.
1. A park in which animals are put on display for study and for the interest of the public.
2. Any scene of chaos or disorder.