hybrid hybrid  /ˈhaɪb rəd/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a word that is composed of parts from different languages (e.g., `monolingual' has a Greek prefix and a Latin root)
  2. (n) a composite of mixed origin
  3. (n) (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
  4. (adj) produced by crossbreeding

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Usage(s):

  1. The hybrid market is booming, but manufacturers are struggling to keep up with demand and the need for the special electric batteries.
  2. GM's new line includes a muscle car, a hybrid pickup, several crossover vehicles and the battery-powered Volt.
  3. GM executives are now playing up their hybrid efforts and racing to retool assembly lines in order to crank out up to 1 million hybrids by 2007.

News

  1. Lexus 300h is a hybrid with quiet luxury

    The new-for-2013 Lexus ES 300h is the automaker's first resident in the entry-level luxury hybrid subdivision, a growing community. To do this, it substituted a four-cylinder gas engine, two electric motors and a 36-module battery pack for the V-6 in the conventional ES 350. In the process, it came up with a midsize entry-level luxury sedan with an EPA city mileage estimate of 40 m.p.g. - almost ...
    on June 16, 2013     Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer

  2. Freeport Capital Inc. (CNSX:FAS) Hybrid PayTech Sponsorship & Participation At The Starlight Children's Foundation ...

    Freeport Capital Inc. (CNSX:FAS) Hybrid PayTech Sponsorship & Participation At The Starlight Children's Foundation Event This Saturday June 15th.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: CNW Group via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Hybrid, electric car owners in Va. to face new fee

    Hybrid and electric car owners will soon be paying more to register their vehicle.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: WCYB 5 Tri-Cities

Quotes

  1. "We decided to build the Camry hybrid in Australia because Australians are keenly aware of environmental issues including global warming," Toyota President Katsuaki Watanabe told a news conference in Nagoya, central Japan, attended by visiting...
    on Jun 9, 2008 By: Katsuaki Watanabe Source: Reuters

  2. "Every year the federal government buys upwards of 60,000 cars and other vehicles, not including military or law-enforcement vehicles," McCain said. "From now on, we're going to make those civilian vehicles flex-fuel capable, plug-in hybrid...
    on Jun 24, 2008 By: John McCain Source: CNN

  3. "I changed all the light bulbs to energy safe light bulbs and I'm buying a hybrid car right now," Hilton said, adding she also turned off the lights at home, didn't leave the TV on or the water running when she left the home. "Little things...
    on Dec 12, 2007 By: Paris Hilton Source: Forbes

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