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built–in

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adjective \ˈbilt-ˈin\

Simple Definition of built–in

  • : included as a part of something

  • : forming a natural part of someone or something

Full Definition of built–in

  1. 1 a :  forming an integral part of a structure or object <a camera with a built–in flash>; especially :  constructed as or in a recess in a wall <a built–in bookshelf> b :  built into the ground <a built–in swimming pool>

  2. 2 a :  inherent <a built–in advantage> b :  already established <her best-seller status gave her a built–in audience>

1898

First Known Use of built–in

1898

Rhymes with built–in


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built–in

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noun \-ˌin\

Definition of built–in

  1. :  a built-in piece of furniture



1930

First Known Use of built–in

1930



BUILT–IN Defined for Kids

built–in

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adjective \ˈbil-ˈtin\

Definition of built–in

  1. :  forming a permanent part of a structure <built-in bookcases>




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  1. Spanish Central: Translation of "built–in"


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