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hy·brid

 (hī′brĭd)
n.
1. Genetics The offspring of genetically dissimilar parents or stock, especially the offspring produced by breeding plants or animals of different varieties, species, or races.
2.
a. Something of mixed origin or composition, such as a word whose elements are derived from different languages.
b. Something having two kinds of components that produce the same or similar results, such as a vehicle powered by both an electric motor and an internal combustion engine as sources of power for the drivetrain.

[Latin hibrida, hybrida, mongrel.]

hy′brid·ism n.
hy′brid·ist n.
hy·brid′i·ty (hī-brĭd′ĭ-tē) n.

hybrid

(ˈhaɪbrɪd)
n
1. (Biology) an animal or plant resulting from a cross between genetically unlike individuals. Hybrids between different species are usually sterile
2. anything of mixed ancestry
3. (Automotive Engineering) a vehicle that is powered by an internal-combustion engine and another source of power such as a battery
4. (Linguistics) a word, part of which is derived from one language and part from another, such as monolingual, which has a prefix of Greek origin and a root of Latin origin
adj
5. (Automotive Engineering) (of a vehicle) powered by more than one source
6. denoting or being a hybrid; of mixed origin
7. (General Physics) physics (of an electromagnetic wave) having components of both electric and magnetic field vectors in the direction of propagation
8. (Electronics) electronics
a. (of a circuit) consisting of transistors and valves
b. (of an integrated circuit) consisting of one or more fully integrated circuits and other components, attached to a ceramic substrate. Compare monolithic3
[C17: from Latin hibrida offspring of a mixed union (human or animal)]
ˈhybridism n
hyˈbridity n

hy•brid

(ˈhaɪ brɪd)

n.
1. the offspring of two animals or plants of different breeds, varieties, or species, esp. as produced through human manipulation for specific genetic characteristics.
2. a person produced by the interaction or crossbreeding of two unlike cultures, traditions, etc.
3. anything derived from unlike sources, or composed of disparate or incongruous elements; composite.
4. a word composed of elements originally drawn from different languages, as television, whose components come from Greek and Latin.
adj.
5. bred from two distinct races, breeds, varieties, or species.
6. composite; formed or composed of heterogeneous elements.
[1595–1605; < Latin hybrida, hibrida a crossbred animal]
hy′brid•ism, hy•brid′i•ty (-ɪ ti) n.

hy·brid

(hī′brĭd)
A plant or animal that has parents of different species or varieties. A mule, which is the offspring of a male donkey and a female horse, is an example of a hybrid. Hybrid animals are usually unable to reproduce.

hybrid

1. A word made up of elements from different languages, for example, “television” from “tele” (Greek, meaning “far”) and visio” (Latin, meaning “see”).
2. The offspring of two parents differing in one or more inherited characteristics.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hybrid - a word that is composed of parts from different languages (e.g., `monolingual' has a Greek prefix and a Latin root)
word - a unit of language that native speakers can identify; "words are the blocks from which sentences are made"; "he hardly said ten words all morning"
Latin - any dialect of the language of ancient Rome
Ellas, Greece, Hellenic Republic - a republic in southeastern Europe on the southern part of the Balkan peninsula; known for grapes and olives and olive oil
2.hybrid - a composite of mixed origin; "the vice-presidency is a hybrid of administrative and legislative offices"
complex, composite - a conceptual whole made up of complicated and related parts; "the complex of shopping malls, houses, and roads created a new town"
3.hybrid - (genetics) an organism that is the offspring of genetically dissimilar parents or stockhybrid - (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"
organism, being - a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently
dihybrid - a hybrid produced by parents that differ only at two gene loci that have two alleles each
monohybrid - a hybrid produced by crossing parents that are homozygous except for a single gene locus that has two alleles (as in Mendel's experiments with garden peas)
genetic science, genetics - the branch of biology that studies heredity and variation in organisms
Adj.1.hybrid - produced by crossbreeding
crossbred - bred from parents of different varieties or species

hybrid

noun
1. crossbreed, cross, mixture, compound, composite, mule, amalgam, mongrel, half-breed, half-blood a hybrid between watermint and spearmint best champion Mule or Hybrid
2. mixture, compound, composite, amalgam a hybrid of solid and liquid fuel
Translations
hybridkříženec
hybridekruising

hybrid

[ˈhaɪbrɪd]
A. N
1. (Bio) → híbrido m
2. (= word) → palabra f híbrida
B. ADJhíbrido

hybrid

[ˈhaɪbrɪd]
adj
[plant, animal] → hybride
[thing, system] → hybride
n
[plant, animal] → hybride m
[thing, system] → hybride m
(= bicycle) → vélo m hybride

hybrid

n (Ling) → hybride Bildung or Form; (Bot, Zool) → Kreuzung f, → Hybride mf (form); (fig)Mischform f
adj (Ling) → hybrid (spec); (Bot, Zool) → Misch-; hybrid plantMischpflanze f; hybrid car or vehicleHybridauto nt, → Hybridfahrzeug nt

hybrid

[ˈhaɪbrɪd]
1. nibrido
2. adjibrido/a

hy·brid

a. híbrido-a, rel. al producto de un cruzamiento de diferentes especies en animales y plantas.
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Pity, Jane, from some people is a noxious and insulting sort of tribute, which one is justified in hurling back in the teeth of those who offer it; but that is the sort of pity native to callous, selfish hearts; it is a hybrid, egotistical pain at hearing of woes, crossed with ignorant contempt for those who have endured them.
Between his self-knowledge, which was considerable, and his vanity, which was immense, he had created a strange hybrid animal, and called it by his own name.
The amalgamation of various tribes, and of white men of every nation, will in time produce hybrid races like the mountain Tartars of the Caucasus.
The progeny will doubtless be a strange hybrid race; but that's their Look out--not mine.
Old Dorion and His Hybrid Progeny- Family Quarrels.
In the centre of the eastern side of the Place, rose a heavy and hybrid construction, formed of three buildings placed in juxtaposition.
I threatened the Sagoth leader with all sorts of dire reprisals; but when he heard me speak the hybrid language that is the medium of communication between his kind and the human race of the inner world he only grinned, as much as to say, "I thought so
As Cornelius van Baerle was concerned in the growing of tulips and in the pursuit of politics at one and the same time, the prisoner is of hybrid character, of an amphibious organisation, working with equal ardour at politics and at tulips, which proves him to belong to the class of men most dangerous to public tranquillity, and shows a certain, or rather a complete, analogy between his character and that of those master minds of which Tarquin the Elder and the Great Conde have been felicitously quoted as examples.
But Collins's eyes had read health, vigour, and long life, as well as laughableness of appearance and action in the long-eared hybrid.
Meeting them abroad--and to meet them abroad one must meet them on the sea, for a hybrid sea-faring and farmer breed are they--one would never take them to be Irish.
they heard the tall man exclaim in strange hybrid French.
For this man was that hybrid of tramp-land, an alki-stiff that has degenerated into a stew-bum, with so little self-respect that he will never "boil-up," and with so little pride that he will eat out of a garbage can.