from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act or process of hybridizing, or the state of being hybridized; cross-fertilization; cross-breeding. See hybrid, n., 1. Also hybridisation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of hybridizing, or the state of being hybridized.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The act of hybridizing, or the state of being hybridized.
  • noun transport the conversion of a fleet of vehicles to hybrids.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun (genetics) the act of mixing different species or varieties of animals or plants and thus to produce hybrids


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  • The hybridization is evidence that what appears to be separte species were really the same species, and merely variations on the basic design in the mind of the Intelligent Designer, just like Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston are variations of the same design, but members of the same species.

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  • While intensive marijuana cultivation and hybridization is a rather recent phenomenon in the world (wine has a much longer and storied past) its goals are not purely for strength and strength alone.

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  • Purebred dingos are becoming scarce, as domestic canine hybridization is polluting the gene pool.

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  • The outcome of that hybridization is a hybrid, or hybridity.

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  • The outcome of that hybridization is a hybrid, or hybridity.

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  • They certainly don't want us to eat genetically engineered food (though they themselves are certainly eating hybrid vegetables, forgetting that hybridization is a simply a primitive form of genetic engineering).

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  • Whitley Strieber would argue, compellingly, that the "visitors" cherish us as repositories of what we can only call "souls"; alternatively, Budd Hopkins would insist, perhaps just as compellingly, that we're being harvested to serve a long-term hybridization program.

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  • Every vegetable you eat is the product of hybridization, which is just a primitive - and inefficient - form of genetic modification.

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