American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To produce or cause to produce hybrids; crossbreed.
- v. To form base pairs between complementary regions of (two strands of DNA that were not originally paired).
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To cause to interbreed and thus produce hybrids.
- Hence—2. To form or construct in a hybrid manner, as words.
- To produce a hybrid or hybrids; cross or interbreed, as two different varieties or species of plants or animals.
- Also spelled hybridise.
- v. transitive to cross-breed animals or plants to form hybrids
- v. transitive to construct a hybrid word from elements of different languages
- v. physics to combine atomic orbitals mathematically to form hybrid orbitals
- v. biochemistry to combine complementary subunits of multiple biological macromolecules
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To render hybrid; to produce by mixture of stocks.
- v. (Biol.) To produce hybrid offspring; to interbreed; to cross.
- v. breed animals or plants using parents of different races and varieties
“Should I hybridize my application to move some part of functionality to the public cloud while keeping other components on an internal private cloud?”
“They have taken the next step to hybridize key elements of Facebook and Wikipedia and are executing on it very well so far.”
“Interested in what happens when cultures merge and hybridize, Couper doesn't hesitate to combine eclectic cultural products.”
“Labaree says that reformers could play a constructive role if they listened to David Tyack and Larry Cuban and not try to implement their policies in a pure form, but allow teachers to "hybridize" them.”
“The seeds of some alien plant-form reach Earth, germinate in a few hours and quickly blanket the planet, or worse, hybridize with humans.”
“For example, if I buy two patented roses and I hybridize them, offspring of those roses are not subject to patent infringement claims of the original plant patent holders, but propagation from cuttings would be.”
“But Linnaeus observed how different species of plant might hybridize, to create forms which looked like new species.”
“This is why grain and biotech companies are attempting to hybridize or engineer foods that will grow in brackish waters.”
“Simply genetically hybridize copper phytoaccumulators with your favorite perennials.”
“Monsters and marvels are dangerous because they defy categorization, they hybridize, and they hijack human language to use for their own monstrous purpose.”
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