In addition to the usual distributive laws between monad and a monad (in a bicategory) there are many other combinations like between monad and comonad, comonad and endofunctor, action of a monoidal category and a monad and so on. The distributive laws between a monad and a comonad are called “mixed”. In the bicategory of rings, bimodules and homomorphisms of bimodules, the *mixed distributive laws* are called entwinings. In that context they were rediscovered by T. Brzeziński and S. Majid in the context of the study of noncommutative principal bundles. Entwinings organize in a bicategory. To every entwining structure one associates the corresponding category of entwined modules.

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