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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.
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.

hybridism, hybridity

the blending of diverse cultures or traditions.
See also: Anthropology
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Drawing on the work of Theodore Adorno, Jacques Derrida, Frantz Fanon, and Max Horkheimer, she seeks to uncover the psycho-physiological dimensions of hybridity and argues that biology is a valid area of interest for critical postcolonial studies.
Hybridity as a term originates from Latin and has its roots in biology.
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After some explanations about sociocultural background of some Iranian women in diaspora as well as discussions about title and cover of the memoirs, this article will explain Homi Bhabha's postcolonial theories of hybridity, mimicry and stereotype and the applications of these concepts to the context of immigration.
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Being one of the most widely employed and disputed terms in postcolonial theory" (Ashcroft, Griffiths, and Tiffin, Key Concepts 118), hybridity has grown into the main material through many ranges of history, cultural studies, literature, anthropology, and criticism.
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By incorporating a plethora of literary theorists, such as Derrida, Grossberg, Homi Bhabha, Stuart Hall, Lacan, Edward Said, Michel Foucault, Frantz Fanon or Paul Gilroy, this first chapter provides an overview of the concepts of identity and hybridity.
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This collection of essays reexamines the concept of Norman adaptability through a postcolonial lens, viewing these Norman territories as "third spaces," zones of cultural hybridity between the conquerors and the conquered.
As he and other Metis scholars have explained, the constant obsession with Metis hybridity waters down Metis aboriginality, making them appear "not as indigenous" as other Aboriginal groups, or not even a people.
The third aspect of similarity in the definitions is cultural hybridity.