hybrid


hybrid
[[t]ha͟ɪbrɪd[/t]]
hybrids
1) N-COUNT A hybrid is an animal or plant that has been bred from two different species of animal or plant. [TECHNICAL]

All these brightly coloured hybrids are so lovely in the garden.

...a hybrid between watermint and spearmint.

ADJ: ADJ n
Hybrid is also an adjective.

...the hybrid maize seed.

2) N-COUNT You can use hybrid to refer to anything that is a mixture of other things, especially two other things.

...a hybrid of solid and liquid fuel.

ADJ: ADJ n
Hybrid is also an adjective.

...a hybrid system.

3) N-COUNT A hybrid or a hybrid car is a car that has both an electric motor and an ordinary car engine. It uses the ordinary engine when it needs extra power.

Hybrids, unlike pure electric cars, never need to be plugged in.

Hybrid cars can go almost 600 miles between refueling.


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  • Hybrid-CD —   [lat. hybrida, »Mischling«, »Bastard«], eine CD ROM, die sowohl von einem PC als auch von einem Macintosh Computer (Kurzform Mac) gelesen werden kann. Da PCs und Macs unterschiedliche Dateisysteme verwenden ein PC das System nach ISO 9660, ein… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Hybrid — Hy brid, n. [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.] 1. (Biol.) The offspring of the union of two animals or plants derived from… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • hybrid — hybrid. См. гибрид. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • Hybrid — (Hybridisch, v. lat. hybridus), 1) s. Hidrida; 2) von Pflanzen, welche durch Kreuzung erzeugt, Planta hybrida, also eine Bastardpflanze. Hybriditas, die Kreuzung, Bastarderzeugung, die künstliche (od. auch natürliche) Befruchtung des Pistills mit …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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  • Hybrid — Hybrīd, hybrīdisch (lat., auch hibrid etc.), von zweierlei Abkunft, zwitterartig, unecht; Hybriden, Blendlinge, Bastarde, insbes. Bastardpflanzen (s.d.); Vox hybrĭda, ein aus zwei verschiedenen Sprachen zusammengesetztes Wort; Hybridation,… …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon


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