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  • n  a word that is composed of parts from different languages (e.g., `monolingual' has a Greek prefix and a Latin root)
  • n  a composite of mixed origin
    the vice-presidency is a hybrid of administrative and legislative offices
  • 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
  • s  produced by crossbreeding

  • The hybrid market is booming, but manufacturers are struggling to keep up with demand and the need for the special electric batteries.
  • Will Nissan's Leaf (electric) or Honda's FCX Clarity (hydrogen) leapfrog the celebrated hybrid technology now driving sales of Toyota's Prius?.
  • GM's new line includes a muscle car, a hybrid pickup, several crossover vehicles and the battery-powered Volt.
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  • Katsuaki Watanabe in Reuters
    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...
  • John McCain in CNN
    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...
  • Paris Hilton in Forbes
    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...

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