- something that is powered by more than one source of power: a wind-solar hybrid to generate electricity.
- a car or other vehicle that combines an internal-combustion engine with one or more electric motors powered by a battery: She says she's proud to be driving a hybrid.
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Contemporary Examples of hybrid
Manufacturers are busily introducing new models of all-electric and hybrid cars.Charging Up
The Daily Beast
October 28, 2014
So it was fun to see how they strung those together and had the hybrid between live-action and animation.How Carrie Preston Became The Good Wife’s Favorite Scene Stealer
October 20, 2014
The hugely popular website Weibo, a hybrid of Twitter and Facebook, was blocked.Occupy Hong Kong Hangs On
September 30, 2014
Confusion,” as a NATO briefer explained Thursday, “is part and parcel of this Russian hybrid warfare strategy.Is the U.S. Enabling Putin's Invasion?
August 29, 2014
The hybrid aircraft have a vertical takeoff and landing capability.U.S. Diplomats and Marines Close Embassy and Flee Libya Fighting
July 27, 2014
Historical Examples of hybrid
The father too must function in the hybrid living constitution.Feminism and Sex-Extinction
Leaves, burrs and nuts of Morris hybrid chestnut No. 2, American sweet chestnut pollen on chinkapin.
It was not as yet a legitimate sea-breeze, but a hybrid kind with the characteristics both of sea and land.The Marquis of Pealta (Marta y Mara)
Armando Palacio Valds
That very brilliant and effective single rose, Paul's Carmine Pillar, is also a hybrid; but its exact parentage is not known.Roses and Rose Growing
Rose Georgina Kingsley
Numerous observations have been made upon the progeny of parents belonging to hybrid generations beyond the first.Inheritance of Characteristics in Domestic Fowl
Charles Benedict Davenport
- (of a circuit) consisting of transistors and valves
- (of an integrated circuit) consisting of one or more fully integrated circuits and other components, attached to a ceramic substrateCompare monolithic (def. 3)
Word Origin for hybrid
c.1600, from Latin hybrida, variant of ibrida "mongrel," specifically "offspring of a tame sow and a wild boar," of unknown origin but probably from Greek and somehow related to hubris. A rare word before c.1850. The adjective is attested from 1716.