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hybrid computer

[′hī·brəd kəm′pyüd·ər]
(computer science)
A computer designed to handle both analog and digital data. Also known as analog-digital computer; hybrid system.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

hybrid computer

(1) See hybrid laptop.

(2) A digital computer that accepts analog signals, converts them to digital and processes them in digital form. Hybrid computers are used in process control and robotics. See hybrid control system.
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