What is the difference between diesel and hybrid?

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As nouns the difference between diesel and hybrid

is that diesel is a fuel derived from petroleum (or other oils) but heavier than gasoline/petrol used to power diesel engines which burn this fuel using the heat produced when air is compressed while hybrid is (biology) offspring resulting from cross-breeding different entities, eg two different species or two purebred parent strains.

As a verb diesel

is to ignite a substance by using the heat generated by compression.

As a adjective hybrid is

consisting of diverse 'hybridized' components.

diesel

English

(wikipedia diesel)

Noun

  • A fuel derived from petroleum (or other oils) but heavier than gasoline/petrol. Used to power diesel engines which burn this fuel using the heat produced when air is compressed
  • A vehicle powered by a diesel engine
  • (UK, slang) snakebite and black
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To ignite a substance by using the heat generated by compression
  • (automotive) For a spark-ignition internal combustion engine to continue running after the electrical current to the spark plugs has been turned off. This occurs when there's enough heat in the combustion chamber to ignite the air/fuel without a spark, the same way heat and pressure cause ignition in a diesel engine.
  • The only reason the VW bug has a solenoid is to prevent it from dieseling .

    Derived terms

    * biodiesel * dieselization * red diesel

    See also

    * diesel engine * diesel knock * derv

    Anagrams

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    hybrid

    English

    Noun

    (en noun) (wikipedia hybrid)
  • (biology) Offspring resulting from cross-breeding different entities, e.g. two different species or two purebred parent strains.
  • Something of mixed origin or composition.
  • A word whose elements are derived from different languages.
  • Short for hybrid vehicle (especially a car), one that runs on both fuel (gasoline/diesel) and electricity (battery or energy from the sun).
  • (golf) A golf club that combines the characteristics of an iron and a wood.
  • Synonyms

    * (l), (l)

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Consisting of diverse 'hybridized' components.
  • See also

    * transgenic * cultivar

    References

    * hybrid, page 216, chapter: A Miscegenation Vocabulary in Interracialism, Terms from the Oxford English Dictionary, book: Black White Intermarriage in Americal History, Literature and Law, Edited by Werner Sollor, Oxford University Press, 2000 [http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=tggfcZQyofAC&pg=PA216&dq=minton+warren+hybrida&client=firefox-a
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