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Mixture vs. Solution

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Main Difference

The main difference between Mixture and Solution is that the Mixture is a two or more substances which are mixed but not combined chemically and Solution is a homogeneous mixture composed of only one phase.

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  • Mixture (noun)

    The act of mixing.

    "The mixture of sulphuric acid and water produces heat."

  • Mixture (noun)

    Something produced by mixing.

    "An alloy is a mixture of two metals."

  • Mixture (noun)

    Something that consists of diverse elements.

    "The day was a mixture of sunshine and showers."

  • Mixture (noun)

    A medicinal compound.

    "A teaspoonful of the mixture to be taken three times daily after meals"

  • Mixture (noun)

    A chevda or Bombay mix.

  • Solution (noun)

    A homogeneous mixture, which may be liquid, gas or solid, formed by dissolving one or more substances.

  • Solution (noun)

    An act, plan or other means, used or proposed, to solve a problem.

  • Solution (noun)

    The answer to a problem.

  • Solution (noun)

    A product, service or suite thereof.

  • Solution (noun)

    Satisfaction of a claim or debt.

  • Solution (noun)

    The act of dissolving, especially of a solid by a fluid; dissolution.

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  • Mixture (noun)

    The act of mixing, or the state of being mixed; as, made by a mixture of ingredients.

  • Mixture (noun)

    That which results from mixing different ingredients together; a compound; as, to drink a mixture of molasses and water; - also, a medley.

  • Mixture (noun)

    An ingredient entering into a mixed mass; an additional ingredient.

  • Mixture (noun)

    A kind of liquid medicine made up of many ingredients; esp., as opposed to solution, a liquid preparation in which the solid ingredients are not completely dissolved.

  • Mixture (noun)

    A mass of two or more ingredients, the particles of which are separable, independent, and uncompounded with each other, no matter how thoroughly and finely commingled; - contrasted with a compound and solution; thus, gunpowder is a mechanical mixture of carbon, sulphur, and niter.

  • Mixture (noun)

    An organ stop, comprising from two to five ranges of pipes, used only in combination with the foundation and compound stops; - called also furniture stop. It consists of high harmonics, or overtones, of the ground tone.

  • Solution (noun)

    The act of separating the parts of any body, or the condition of undergoing a separation of parts; disruption; breach.

  • Solution (noun)

    The act of solving, or the state of being solved; the disentanglement of any intricate problem or difficult question; explanation; clearing up; - used especially in mathematics, either of the process of solving an equation or problem, or the result of the process.

  • Solution (noun)

    The state of being dissolved or disintegrated; resolution; disintegration.

  • Solution (noun)

    The act or process by which a body (whether solid, liquid, or gaseous) is absorbed into a liquid, and, remaining or becoming fluid, is diffused throughout the solvent; also, the product resulting from such absorption.

  • Solution (noun)

    Release; deliverance; discharge.

  • Solution (noun)

    The termination of a disease; resolution.

Webster Dictionary
  • Mixture (noun)

    (chemistry) a substance consisting of two or more substances mixed together (not in fixed proportions and not with chemical bonding)

  • Mixture (noun)

    any foodstuff made by combining different ingredients;

    "he volunteered to taste her latest concoction"

    "he drank a mixture of beer and lemonade"

  • Mixture (noun)

    a collection containing a variety of sorts of things;

    "a great assortment of cars was on display"

    "he had a variety of disorders"

    "a veritable smorgasbord of religions"

  • Mixture (noun)

    an event that combines things in a mixture;

    "a gradual mixture of cultures"

  • Mixture (noun)

    the act of mixing together;

    "paste made by a mix of flour and water"

    "the mixing of sound channels in the recording studio"

  • Solution (noun)

    a homogeneous mixture of two or more substances; frequently (but not necessarily) a liquid solution;

    "he used a solution of peroxide and water"

  • Solution (noun)

    a statement that solves a problem or explains how to solve the problem;

    "they were trying to find a peaceful solution"

    "the answers were in the back of the book"

    "he computed the result to four decimal places"

  • Solution (noun)

    a method for solving a problem;

    "the easy solution is to look it up in the handbook"

  • Solution (noun)

    the set of values that give a true statement when substituted into an equation

  • Solution (noun)

    the successful action of solving a problem;

    "the solution took three hours"

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