hard-wired: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (härd'wīrd'), [key]
— adj.
    1. built into a computer's hardware and thus not readily changed.
    2. (of a terminal) connected to a computer by a direct circuit rather than through a switching network.
  1. (of electrical or electronic components) connected by hardwiring.
  2. pertaining to or being an intrinsic and relatively unmodifiable behavior pattern: Every cricket has a hard-wired pattern of chirps.
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