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Definition of "hybrid" []

  • Genetics The offspring of genetically dissimilar parents or stock, especially the offspring produced by breeding plants or animals of different varieties, species, or races. (noun)
  • Something of mixed origin or composition. (noun)
  • Something, such as a computer or power plant, having two kinds of components that produce the same or similar results. (noun)
  • A word whose elements are derived from different languages. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "hybrid" in a sentence
  • "That's too bad, because the plug-in hybrid is a viable technology that allows one to drive short distances gas free and never worry about not making it to your destination, as you very well might with a pure electric vehicle in most regions."
  • "$10,000 • The term hybrid generally refers to $8,000 hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), $6,000 which feature an internal combustion engine as well as an electric motor."
  • "When we think of the term hybrid, we tend to conjure up images of cars like the"