hybrid computer


: a computer system consisting of a combination of analog and digital computer systems

Examples of hybrid computer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Researchers explored this approach decades ago, when hybrid computers were still in vogue. IEEE Spectrum, 1 Dec. 2017 The last large hybrid computers were produced in the 1970s. IEEE Spectrum, 1 Dec. 2017 Analog-computer manufacturers soon incorporated digital circuits into their systems, giving birth to hybrid computers. IEEE Spectrum, 1 Dec. 2017 The Best for Power Users Surface Book 2 15-inch (i7, Nvidia dGPU, 16 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD), $2,499 Microsoft's newest hybrid computer is Surface Book 2. Wired Staff, WIRED, 14 Mar. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1968, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of hybrid computer was in 1968

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“Hybrid computer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hybrid%20computer. Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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