Meaning of built-in

built-in

Pronunciation: (bilt'in"), [key]
— adj.
  1. built so as to be an integral and permanent part of a larger construction: The wall has a built-in bookcase.
  2. existing as a natural or characteristic part of something; inherent: a built-in contempt for daydreaming.
—n.
  1. a built-in piece of furniture or appliance.
  2. an additional feature or capability, as of a machine or a service: a car with power steering, power brakes, and other built-ins.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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