Hybrid meaning

hībrĭd
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(genetics) The offspring of genetically dissimilar parents or stock, especially the offspring produced by breeding plants or animals of different varieties, species, or races.
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Anything of mixed origin, unlike parts, etc.
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Of, or having the nature of, a hybrid.
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(linguis.) A word made up of elements originally from different languages.
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(genetics) The offspring of genetically dissimilar parents or stock, especially the offspring produced by breeding plants or animals of different varieties, species, or races.
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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.
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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.
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(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 smartwatch, hybrid drive, hybrid circuit and hybrid microcircuit.
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An organism that is the offspring of two parents that differ in one or more inheritable characteristics, especially the offspring of two different varieties of the same species or the offspring of two parents belonging to different species. In agriculture and animal husbandry, hybrids of different varieties and species are bred in order to combine the favorable characteristics of the parents. Hybrids often display hybrid vigor . The mule, which is the offspring of a male donkey and a female horse, is an example of a hybrid. It is strong for its size and has better endurance and a longer useful lifespan than its parents. However, mules are sterile, as are many animals that are hybrids between two species.
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Hybrid is defined as something that is a combination of two different things.

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.

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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.
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(biology) Offspring resulting from cross-breeding different entities, e.g. two different species or two purebred parent strains.
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Something of mixed origin or composition.
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A word whose elements are derived from different languages.
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Short for hybrid vehicle (especially a car), one that runs on both fuel (gasoline/diesel) and electricity (battery or energy from the sun).
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(golf) A golf club that combines the characteristics of an iron and a wood.
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Consisting of diverse 'hybridized' components.
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Origin of hybrid

  • Latin hibrida, hybrida mongrel

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 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”).

    From Wiktionary