What does Hybrid mean?

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ˈhaɪ brɪdHy·brid

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. loanblend, loan-blend, hybridnoun

    a word that is composed of parts from different languages (e.g., `monolingual' has a Greek prefix and a Latin root)

  2. hybridnoun

    a composite of mixed origin

    "the vice-presidency is a hybrid of administrative and legislative offices"

  3. hybrid, crossbreed, crossadjective

    (genetics) an organism that is the offspring of genetically dissimilar parents or stock; especially offspring produced by breeding plants or animals of different varieties or breeds or species

    "a mule is a cross between a horse and a donkey"

  4. hybrid, intercrossedadjective

    produced by crossbreeding

GCIDE

  1. Hybridnoun

    anything derived by a mixture of components or characteristics from two distinctly different sources; as, a musical hybrid; a DNA-RNA hybrid.

    Etymology: [L. hybrida, hibrida, prob. allied to Gr. wantonness (as if unbridled, lawless, unnatural), perh. akin to Gr. "ype`r over, E. over: cf. F. hybride.]

  2. Hybridnoun

    (Biol.) The offspring of the union of two animals or plants derived from recognizably different genetic lines, as two distinct species, or two strains of the same species with known genetic differences; an animal or plant produced from the mixture of two genetic lines. See Mongrel.

    Etymology: [L. hybrida, hibrida, prob. allied to Gr. wantonness (as if unbridled, lawless, unnatural), perh. akin to Gr. "ype`r over, E. over: cf. F. hybride.]

  3. Hybridadjective

    derived by a mixture of characteristics from two distinctly different sources; as, a hybrid musical style; a hybrid DNA molecule.

Wiktionary

  1. hybridnoun

    Offspring resulting from cross-breeding different entities, e.g. two different species or two purebred parent strains.

  2. hybridnoun

    Something of mixed origin or composition.

  3. hybridnoun

    A word whose elements are derived from different languages.

  4. hybridnoun

    Short for hybrid vehicle (especially a car), one that runs on both fuel (gasoline/diesel) and electricity (battery or energy from the sun).

  5. hybridnoun

    A golf club that combines the characteristics of an iron and a wood.

  6. hybridadjective

    consisting of diverse 'hybridized' components

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hybridnoun

    the offspring of the union of two distinct species; an animal or plant produced from the mixture of two species. See Mongrel

    Etymology: [L. hybrida, hibrida, prob. allied to Gr. wantonness (as if unbridled, lawless, unnatural), perh. akin to Gr. "ype`r over, E. over: cf. F. hybride.]

  2. Hybridadjective

    produced from the mixture of two species; as, plants of hybrid nature

    Etymology: [L. hybrida, hibrida, prob. allied to Gr. wantonness (as if unbridled, lawless, unnatural), perh. akin to Gr. "ype`r over, E. over: cf. F. hybride.]

Freebase

  1. Hybrid

    In biology and specifically, genetics, the term hybrid has several meanings, all referring to the offspring of sexual reproduction. ⁕In general usage, hybrid is synonymous with heterozygous: any offspring resulting from the mating of two genetically distinct individuals ⁕a genetic hybrid carries two different alleles of the same gene ⁕a structural hybrid results from the fusion of gametes that have differing structure in at least one chromosome, as a result of structural abnormalities ⁕a numerical hybrid results from the fusion of gametes having different haploid numbers of chromosomes ⁕a permanent hybrid is a situation where only the heterozygous genotype occurs, because all homozygous combinations are lethal. From a taxonomic perspective, hybrid refers to: ⁕Offspring resulting from the interbreeding between two animals or plants of different species. See also hybrid speciation. ⁕Hybrids between different subspecies within a species are known as intra-specific hybrids. Hybrids between different species within the same genus are sometimes known as interspecific hybrids or crosses. Hybrids between different genera are known as intergeneric hybrids. Extremely rare interfamilial hybrids have been known to occur. No interordinal animal hybrids are known.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Hybrid

    hī′brid, or hib′-, n. an animal or plant produced from two different species: a mongrel: a mule: a word formed of elements from different languages.—adjs. Hy′brid, Hyb′ridous, produced from different species: mongrel.—adj. Hy′bridisable.—n. Hybridisā′tion.—v.t. and v.i. Hy′bridise, to cause to interbreed, and to interbreed.—-ns. Hybridis′er; Hy′bridism, Hybrid′ity, state of being hybrid. [Fr.,—L. hibrida, a mongrel.]

Editors Contribution

  1. hybrid

    A vehicle, device, system, machine or unit that can function using a variety of energy or power.

    Hybrid solar and wind power units are becoming popular around the world to ensure social enterprise development for a form of socialist unity government income and energy and power sustainability with power to the people

    Submitted by MaryC on March 15, 2020  

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Entomology

  1. Hybrid

    the progeny from the mating of two species.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Hybrid in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Hybrid in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Hybrid in a Sentence

  1. Nucleus Research:

    Many corporations are facing a problem of,' how do I shift to the cloud ?' like manufacturing, where everything is essentially fine and running, they may not see a reason to do it. That's where hybrid cloud comes in and says,' we have an easy path for you to make the transition to the cloud without having to upend your investment in existing infrastructure.'.

  2. Randi Weingarten:

    The reason that you have so many places that are in hybrid is because they don't have the space and they don't have the educators, the real issue right now is how do we help take the places that are on remote and turn it around.

  3. Jeff Varasano:

    The style I like is not quite Neapolitan, not quite New York. Sort of a hybrid in the middle, but the crust is very, very light.

  4. State Street:

    To accommodate our hybrid workforce, we have taken a diligent look at our real estate footprint in NYC and ensuring that our realty needs are in line with where our employees will be working.

  5. Jim Kabbani:

    Potato chip companies have become creative in their advertising, even going as far as changing the shape of their chips to triangles or mixing ingredients to make a hybrid chip.

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