What does hybrid mean?

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ˈhaɪ brɪdhy·brid

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. loanblend, loan-blend, hybrid(noun)

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

  2. hybrid(noun)

    a composite of mixed origin

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

  3. hybrid, crossbreed, cross(adj)

    (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, intercrossed(adj)

    produced by crossbreeding

GCIDE

  1. Hybrid(n.)

    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. Hybrid(n.)

    (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. Hybrid(a.)

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

Wiktionary

  1. hybrid(Noun)

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

  2. hybrid(Noun)

    Something of mixed origin or composition.

  3. hybrid(Noun)

    A word whose elements are derived from different languages.

  4. hybrid(Noun)

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

  5. hybrid(Noun)

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

  6. hybrid(Adjective)

    consisting of diverse 'hybridized' components

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hybrid(noun)

    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. Hybrid(adj)

    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 fuel or power.

    Hybrid cars are becoming popular in many countries.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 15, 2020  

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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. Takahide Kiuchi:

    The BOJ probably won't want to do anything that would stifle private-sector innovation. The best way could be to issue a hybrid-type digital currency that is operated and issued by private firms, with the central bank's involvement.

  2. Industry Minister Atchaka Sibunruang:

    Hybrid vehicles are still expensive now but once there is a factory established and batteries are available this will make it affordable for consumers.

  3. Bashar Al Natoor:

    This could be another form of hybrid sukuk, for instance ijara and wakala, istisna has not been used extensively but it is something that could also be explored.

  4. Oscar Auliq-Ice:

    Social entrepreneurship is the road less traveled, but is one of the paths that can lead to the building of hybrid businesses with triple-bottom lines.

  5. Edo Hozic:

    We want to make a Museum of the Cold War, a hybrid museum that will be both military and artistic, once inside, we'll travel through time.

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