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blend

 (blĕnd)
v. blend·ed or blent (blĕnt), blend·ing, blends
v.tr.
1. To combine or mix (different substances) so that the constituent parts are indistinguishable from one another: blended the flour, milk, and eggs; blend gasoline with ethanol.
2. To combine (varieties or grades of the same substance) to obtain a mixture of a particular character, quality, or consistency: blend coffees.
3. To combine (different elements) into a single entity: a career that blends medicine and engineering. See Synonyms at mix.
v.intr.
1. To form a uniform mixture: "The smoke blended easily into the odor of the other fumes" (Norman Mailer).
2. To be unobtrusive or harmonious by resembling the surroundings or behaving like others in a group. Often used with in: a female pheasant is brown and blends in with its nesting ground.
3. To create a harmonious effect or result: picked a tie that blended with the jacket.
n.
1.
a. The act of blending: the writer's unique blend of fantasy and physics.
b. Something, such as an effect or a product, that is created by blending: "His face shows, as he stares at the fire, a blend of fastidiousness and intransigence" (John Fowles).
2. Linguistics A word produced by combining parts of other words, as smog from smoke and fog.

[Middle English blenden, probably from Old Norse blanda, blend-; see bhel- in Indo-European roots.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.blending - the act of blending components together thoroughlyblending - the act of blending components together thoroughly
compounding, combining, combination - the act of combining things to form a new whole
conflux, merging, confluence - a flowing together
homogenisation, homogenization - the act of making something homogeneous or uniform in composition; "the homogenization of cream"; "the network's homogenization of political news"
2.blending - a gradation involving small or imperceptible differences between grades
gradation, graduation - the act of arranging in grades
References in classic literature ?
The constitution of New York contains no declaration on this subject; but appears very clearly to have been framed with an eye to the danger of improperly blending the different departments.
Just as in the mist-enveloped hollow near Borodino, so along the entire line outside and above it and especially in the woods and fields to the left, in the valleys and on the summits of the high ground, clouds of powder smoke seemed continually to spring up out of nothing, now singly, now several at a time, some translucent, others dense, which, swelling, growing, rolling, and blending, extended over the whole expanse.
and two clouds arose pushing one another and blending together; and "boom, boom
There was little of that sort of customary thing where the tenor and the soprano stand down by the footlights, warbling, with blended voices, and keep holding out their arms toward each other and drawing them back and spreading both hands over first one breast and then the other with a shake and a pressure--no, it was every rioter for himself and no blending.
Long maintaining an enchanted silence, Ahab stood apart; and every time the tetering ship loweringly pitched down her bowsprit, he turned to eye the bright sun's rays produced ahead; and when she profoundly settled by the stern, he turned behind, and saw the sun's rearward place, and how the same yellow rays were blending with his undeviating wake.
When it comes to tuft blending with T-BLEND, Trutzschler relies on blending accuracy and reproducibility.
This is oftentimes due to the ratio of each component used during the blending process.
In addition of being a cost-effective and easy methodology in developing new polymeric materials (1-3), polymers blending is an elegant strategy to reduce the electrical percolation threshold, which is the minimum filler concentration required to initiate a conductive network within an insulating matrix, in conductive polymer composites (4-11).
Nonintensive ribbon blenders for dry and dry/liquid blending have capacities of 2 to 680 cu ft and are used for mixing additives and pigments into powders and pellets.
After blending, the effluent is usually disinfected and discharged into water bodies.
The products available for blending were an oversize RAP, an oversize shingle and fine RAP.
In a blender, combine all ingredients, blending until smooth.