Updated: 10/11/2017 by Computer Hope

Hybrid may refer to any of the following:

1. In general, hybrid refers to anything that is made of two or more things. For example, a hybrid computer is a computer capable of accepting both digital and analog signals, unlike most computers that are only digital.

2. Under the Orange Book standard for recordable CDs, hybrid means a disc with one or more sessions already recorded, but has space allocated for future recording.

3. Hybrid can also refer to a compact disc containing both DOS/Windows and Apple software on the same disc. The DOS/Windows platform sees the disc as a normal ISO 9660 disc, while on a Mac it appears as an HFS disc.

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Apple terms, CD terms, Hardware terms, Hybrid topology