Meaning of “hybrid” in the English Dictionary

"hybrid" in British English

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hybridnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈhaɪ.brɪd/ us /ˈhaɪ.brɪd/
adjective uk /ˈhaɪ.brɪd/ us /ˈhaɪ.brɪd/

figurative His choreography is described as "a hybrid mix of mime and circus tricks".

(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 modern styles.

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 /ˈhaɪbrɪd/ us

something that is a combination of two different things, so it has qualities relating to both of them:

a hybrid car/vehicle/engine
Under the hybrid plan, the employee contributes payments to his retirement fund along with the government.

(Definition of “hybrid” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)