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mixed message

A signal, message, or communication that has, or is interpreted as having, multiple, ambiguous, or contradictory meanings. (Often plural.) I keep getting these mixed messages from my ex-girlfriend. I can't tell if she just wants to be friends, or if she's interested in getting back together. I just think it sends something of a mixed message to be advertising a new production assistant position right after we went through a round of layoffs.
See also: message, mixed

get (a) mixed message(s)

To receive a signal, message, or communication that has, or seems to have, multiple, ambiguous, or contradictory meanings. I keep getting these mixed messages from my ex-girlfriend. I can't tell if she just wants to be friends, or if she's interested in getting back together. I've just been getting a mixed message from my boss lately about what he thinks of my performance so far.
See also: get, mixed

send (a) mixed message(s)

To communicate something that has, or seems to have, multiple, ambiguous, or contradictory meanings. My ex-girlfriend has accused me of sending mixed messages about our relationship, as if I'm hinting that I want to get back together with her. I just think it sends something of a mixed message to be advertising a new production assistant position right after we went through a round of layoffs.
See also: mixed, send

mixed signal

A signal, message, or communication that has, or is interpreted as having, multiple, ambiguous, or contradictory meanings. (Often plural.) I keep getting these mixed signals from my ex-girlfriend. I can't tell if she just wants to be friends, or if she's interested in getting back together. I just think it sends something of a mixed signal to be advertising a new production assistant position right after we went through a round of layoffs.
See also: mixed, signal

get (a) mixed signal(s)

To receive a signal, message, or communication that has, or seems to have, multiple, ambiguous, or contradictory meanings. I keep getting these mixed signals from my ex-girlfriend. I can't tell if she just wants to be friends, or if she's interested in getting back together. I've just been getting a mixed signal from my boss lately about what he thinks of my performance so far.
See also: get, mixed

send (a) mixed signal(s)

To communicate something that has, or seems to have, multiple, ambiguous, or contradictory meanings. My ex-girlfriend has accused me of sending mixed signals about our relationship, as if I'm hinting I want to get back together with her. I just think it sends something of a mixed signal to be advertising a new production assistant position right after we went through a round of layoffs.
See also: mixed, send

a mixed picture

A portrayal of a situation highlighting both positive and negative aspects of its nature or status. Despite the government's upbeat remarks, the Federal Reserve today published a report showing a mixed picture of the status of the economy's recovery.
See also: mixed, picture

mixed emotions

Positive and negative emotions that are experienced simultaneously and are often in conflict with one another. I've got mixed emotions about starting college this fall: on the one hand, I can't wait to start the next chapter in my education, but, on the other, I will be so sad leaving my friends and family behind.
See also: emotion, mixed

mixed feelings

Positive and negative emotions that are experienced simultaneously and which are often in conflict with one another. I've got mixed feelings about starting college this fall: on the one hand, I can't wait to start the next chapter in my education, but, on the other, I will be so sad leaving my friends and family behind.
See also: feeling, mixed

mix apples and oranges

To combine or compare two different things. You can't compare your job as a nurse to mine as an engineer—that's mixing apples and oranges!
See also: and, apple, mix, orange

mixed bag

A diverse mixture or group. The conference was a mixed bag of all kinds of different people. I thought that all of my classes this semester would be interesting, but it's really been a mixed bag so far.
See also: bag, mixed

be a mixed blessing

To have both positive and negative results. My new promotion will be a mixed blessing for my family because I'll get a substantial raise, but I'll have to work longer hours too.
See also: blessing, mixed

mixed bag

a varied collection of people or things. (Refers originally to a bag of game brought home after a day's hunting.) The new students in my class are a mixed bag—some bright, some positively stupid. The furniture I bought is a mixed bag. Some of it is antique and the rest is quite contemporary.
See also: bag, mixed

*mixed feelings (about someone or something)

uncertainty about someone or something. (*Typically: get ~; have ~; give someone ~.) I have mixed feelings about Bob. Sometimes I think he likes me; other times I don't. I have mixed feelings about my trip to England. I love the people, but the climate upsets me.
See also: feeling, mixed

*mixed up in something

involved in something, especially something wrong or illegal. (*Typically: be ~; get ~.) The youth has had problems ever since he got mixed up in a group of boys that stole a car.
See also: mixed, up

*mixed up with (someone else)

involved with another person, possibly romantically. (*Typically: be ~; get ~.) I hear that Sam is mixed up with Sally. Who is Jerry mixed up with now?
See also: mixed, up

a mixed bag

a combination of different things or different types of people The group is quite a mixed bag - we have members with all levels of experience.
See also: bag, mixed

be a mixed blessing

something that has bad effects as well as advantages Beauty can be a mixed blessing. It gets you a lot of attention but people are less likely to take you seriously.
See also: blessing, mixed

have mixed feelings about something

to be both pleased and not pleased about something at the same time (often + about ) I had mixed feelings about leaving home. I was looking forward to going to university but I would miss my family.
See also: feeling, have, mixed

mixed bag

A heterogeneous collection of people, items, activities, or the like; an assortment. For example, The school offers a mixed bag of after-school activities-team sports, band practice, a language class . This idiom calls up the image of a sack full of different items. [First half of 1900s]
See also: bag, mixed

mixed blessing

Something that has both good and bad features, as in Being accepted by the college was a mixed blessing, since she couldn't afford the tuition . [First half of 1900s]
See also: blessing, mixed

mixed feelings

A partly positive and partly negative reaction to something, as in I have mixed feelings about this trip; I'd love to go but don't want to ride in that tiny car .
See also: feeling, mixed

mixed (up)

1. mod. confused; mentally troubled. (This is hyphenated before a nominal.) I was a little mixed up after the accident.
2. mod. alcohol intoxicated. I’m just a little mixed-up, nothing serious. No reason you should be swaying around like that.
See also: mixed, up

mixed

verb
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Recyclers must overcome collection economics, as it is currently too expensive to collect mixed paper from small to medium-sized companies, Engle said.
The longer the isocyanate is exposed to moisture prior to use, either in mixed sand of during storage, the greater the chance for the isocyanate to react with water.
Steve Whitner, director of marketing at ADIC, believes that the primary use of mixed media is in transitional events.
Once the materials to be mixed are within the mixing chamber, it is the action of the rotors inside the mixing chamber that creates movement of the mix, initiating and completing the mixing process.
Therefore, it should come as no surprise that temperature and moisture can play a significant role in the quality of the mixed core sand, the blowing of the cores and the storage of the finished cores prior to use.
The above is but an overview of some, certainly not all, of the areas associated with the compounding of elastomeric compounds which can in some way have an influence on the overall quality and repeatability of compounds mixed in an intensive mixer.
These are additives mixed into elastomer binders, mostly organic or inorganic powders, and in some cases also liquids.
a pioneer in the development of mixed signal structured ASIC (application specific integrated circuit) technology, announced that the MSSA-1 platform has transitioned to production status with austriamicrosystems as the fabrication partner.
For all compounds which have been mixed with HESC rotors, the standard deviation is much lower than in the case of the standard full-four-wing rotors.
NRMCA, based in Silver Spring, MD, represents the producers of ready mixed concrete and the companies that provide materials, equipment and support to the industry.
Applying the best suited philosophy, compounds were continuously mixed and integrated into a subsequent hose and test tire production, respectively.
The development of this function resulted from requests to regulate the mixer rotors to ensure that all material, in all parts of the mixer chamber, is mixed together to a homogeneous compound.
FM mixer gas tge ability to frictionally elevate the temperature of material being mixed and to disperse agglomerated fine powders including most pigments.
AvantQuest and DOLPHIN Sign an Exclusive Reseller Agreement for SMASH Analog and Mixed Signal Simulator: Target Sales $1.
A further RMA study quantified the following compound performance differences when they were mixed in formulations.