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NOUN (2)

1. the act of blending components together thoroughly;
[syn: blend, blending]

2. a gradation involving small or imperceptible differences between grades;
[syn: shading, blending]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Blending \Blend"ing\, n. 1. The act of mingling. [1913 Webster] 2. (Paint.) The method of laying on different tints so that they may mingle together while wet, and shade into each other insensibly. --Weale. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Blend \Blend\ (bl[e^]nd), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Blended or Blent (bl[e^]nt); p. pr. & vb. n. Blending.] [OE. blenden, blanden, AS. blandan to blend, mix; akin to Goth. blandan to mix, Icel. blanda, Sw. blanda, Dan. blande, OHG. blantan to mis; to unknown origin.] 1. To mix or mingle together; esp. to mingle, combine, or associate so that the separate things mixed, or the line of demarcation, can not be distinguished. Hence: To confuse; to confound. [1913 Webster] Blending the grand, the beautiful, the gay. --Percival. [1913 Webster] 2. To pollute by mixture or association; to spoil or corrupt; to blot; to stain. [Obs.] --Spenser. [1913 Webster] Syn: To commingle; combine; fuse; merge; amalgamate; harmonize. [1913 Webster]