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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.]
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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
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
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.
puff!"- and two clouds arose pushing one another and blending together; and "boom, boom!" came the sounds confirming what the eye had seen.
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. Each sang his indictive narrative in turn, accompanied by the whole orchestra of sixty instruments, and when this had continued for some time, and one was hoping they might come to an understanding and modify the noise, a great chorus composed entirely of maniacs would suddenly break forth, and then during two minutes, and sometimes three, I lived over again all that I suffered the time the orphan asylum burned down.
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.
Coal blending process is practiced for combustion and gasification, particularly in coal-fired power generation.
BIG FOUR AGENDAFlour Blending Initiative is part of Kenya's "Big 4" Plan aimed at contributing towards food security, improve nutrition and increase employment opportunities in Kenya through flour blending based on under-utilised high value foods by 2022."This multi-sectoral approach has been designed through a consultative process that targets a high-impact approach aimed at integrating and securing arid and semi-arid lands (Asals) in contributing towards national food basket," Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Mwangi Kiunjuri said.Each flour sold will have 10 percent minimum content of the underutilised but high nutrient crops like sorghum, cassava and sweet potatoes.
Among the existing polymers, blending of polymers is a smart and economical strategy for the development of new and improved polymeric materials that are difficult to obtain by direct polymerization process [1-3].
When it comes to tuft blending with T-BLEND, Trutzschler relies on blending accuracy and reproducibility.
Gasoline stocks include both finished motor gasoline and unfinished gasoline blending components which must be blended with ethanol before sale to motorists
"Go Blended!: A Handbook for Blending Technology in Schools" is a practical implementation guide for educators interested in getting blended learning off the ground.
But sometimes blending can give you a whole that's greater than the sum of its parts--it's taste synergy."