A car that runs on both electricity and gas is a hybrid.
- An example of hybrid is a car that runs on gas and electricity.
- An example of hybrid is a rose that is made from two different types of roses.
- the offspring produced by crossing two individuals of unlike genetic constitution; specif., the offspring of two animals or plants of different races, varieties, species, etc.
- anything of mixed origin, unlike parts, etc.
- any automotive vehicle powered by an internal-combustion engine and another power-producing system, that is designed to save fuel; specif., such a vehicle with several large, rechargeable batteries used to help power a computer-controlled electric motor that is activated in specific situations to assist, or substitute for, the main engine
- Linguis. a word made up of elements originally from different languages
Origin of hybridClassical Latin hybrida, offspring of mixed parentage
- Genetics The offspring of genetically dissimilar parents or stock, especially the offspring produced by breeding plants or animals of different varieties, species, or races.
- a. Something of mixed origin or composition, such as a word whose elements are derived from different languages.b. Something having two kinds of components that produce the same or similar results, such as a vehicle powered by both an electric motor and an internal combustion engine as sources of power for the drivetrain.
Origin of hybridLatin hibrida, hybrida mongrel
- (biology) Offspring resulting from cross-breeding different entities, e.g. two different species or two purebred parent strains.
- Something of mixed origin or composition.
- A word whose elements are derived from different languages.
- Short for hybrid vehicle (especially a car), one that runs on both fuel (gasoline/diesel) and electricity (battery or energy from the sun).
- (golf) A golf club that combines the characteristics of an iron and a wood.
(comparative more hybrid, superlative most hybrid)
Known in English since 1601, but rare before c.1850. From Latin hybrida, a variant of ibrida (“a mongrel; specifically, offspring of a tame sow and a wild boar”).
hybrid - Computer Definition
A circuit, device, or component that comprises multiple elements or performs multiple functions not normally associated with one another.A hybrid communications system might support both digital and analog signals or perhaps both circuit switching and packet switching.
(1) Products that combine two or more different technologies. For data and software hybrids, see hybrid file, hybrid app and hybrid mobile app. For hardware hybrids, see hybrid laptop, hybrid computer, hybrid cloud, eSATA USB Hybrid Port, hybrid drive, hybrid circuit and hybrid microcircuit.
(2) Also known as a "termination" or "term set," a hybrid is a device that adapts a two-wire telephone line from a home or business into a four-wire trunk at the telco central office. Hybrids also exist within the telephone handset, converting the two-wire line into four wires: two for the speaker; two for the microphone. See echo cancellation.