Blending

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blending

[′blen·diŋ]
(materials)
The process of mixing two or more substances having different properties to obtain a final product having characteristics different from those of the starting materials.
(textiles)
Producing uniform yarn and fabric by bringing together two or more distinctive types of fibers of different lengths.

Blending

A gradual merging of one element into another.

blending

In hot-water systems, the mixing of hot water with cold water in order to raise the cold-water temperature. Blending usually takes place at the point of use.
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Harthouse,' returned Sissy, with a blending of gentleness and steadiness that quite defeated him, and with a simple confidence in his being bound to do what she required, that held him at a singular disadvantage, 'the only reparation that remains with you, is to leave here immediately and finally.
To strengthen an impression so desirable and useful, he followed up the blow by acquainting him, in some detail, with the magnitude and extent of his operations; blending truth and fiction together, as best served his purpose; and bringing both to bear, with so much art, that Mr.
Vieil Armagnac (old Armagnac) is blendings aged more than 6 years.
A Conceptual Blending Approach" (Christine Michaux); "Conceptual Integration Networks and Philosophical Theories of Meaning: An Exploratory Discussion" (Cynthia M.