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"hybrid" in British English

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hybridnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈhaɪ.brɪd/
  • hybrid noun [C] (MIXTURE)

a ​plant or ​animal that has been ​produced from two different ​types of ​plant or ​animal, ​especially to get ​bettercharacteristics: The ​gardenstrawberry is a large-fruited hybrid. The ​animallooks like a hybrid of a ​zebra and a ​horse. something that is a ​mixture of two very different things: His ​work is an ​interesting hybrid ofpopular and ​classicalmusic.
  • hybrid noun [C] (VEHICLE)

(also hybrid car) a ​vehicle with an ​engine that uses both petrol and another ​type of ​energy, usually ​electricity
hybrid
adjective uk   us  
figurative His ​choreography is ​described as "a hybrid mix of ​mime and ​circustricks".
(Definition of hybrid from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"hybrid" in American English

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hybridnoun [C]

 us   /ˈhɑɪ·brɪd/
biology a ​plant or ​animal that has been ​produced from two different ​types of ​plant or ​animal A hybrid is also anything that is a ​mixture of two or more things: The ​architecture is a hybrid of ​classical and ​modernstyles. A hybrid ​vehicle is one that is ​able to ​operate using either of two ​fuels: US automakers are ​wrestling with how much to ​invest in hybrid gas-electric ​cars.
(Definition of hybrid from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"hybrid" in Business English

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hybridnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈhaɪbrɪd/
something that is a ​combination of two different things, so it has ​qualitiesrelating to both of them: a hybrid ​car/​vehicle/​engine Under the hybrid ​plan, the ​employeecontributespayments to his ​retirementfund along with the ​government.
(Definition of hybrid from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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