hybridism

hybridism

[hahy-bri-diz-uhm]
noun
1.
Also, hybridity [hahy-brid-i-tee] . the quality or condition of being hybrid.
2.
the production of hybrids.

Origin:
1835–45; hybrid + -ism

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hybrid (ˈhaɪbrɪd)
 
n
1.  an animal or plant resulting from a cross between genetically unlike individuals. Hybrids between different species are usually sterile
2.  anything of mixed ancestry
3.  a vehicle that is powered by an internal-combustion engine and another source of power such as a battery
4.  a word, part of which is derived from one language and part from another, such as monolingual, which has a prefix of Greek origin and a root of Latin origin
 
adj
5.  (of a vehicle) powered by more than one source
6.  denoting or being a hybrid; of mixed origin
7.  physics (of an electromagnetic wave) having components of both electric and magnetic field vectors in the direction of propagation
8.  electronics
 a.  (of a circuit) consisting of transistors and valves
 b.  Compare monolithic (of an integrated circuit) consisting of one or more fully integrated circuits and other components, attached to a ceramic substrate
 
[C17: from Latin hibrida offspring of a mixed union (human or animal)]
 
'hybridism
 
n
 
hy'bridity
 
n

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