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built–in

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adjective \ˈbilt-ˈin\

Definition of built–in

  1. 1a :  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 bookshelfb :  built into the ground a built–in swimming pool

  2. 2a :  inherent a built–in advantageb :  already established her best-seller status gave her a built–in audience

1898

First Known Use of built–in

1898


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built–in

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noun \-ˌin\

Definition of built–in

  1. :  a built-in piece of furniture

1919

First Known Use of built–in

1919



BUILT–IN Defined for English Language Learners

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built–in

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adjective \ˈbilt-ˈin\

Definition of built–in for English Language Learners

  • : included as a part of something

  • : forming a natural part of someone or something


BUILT–IN Defined for Kids

built–in

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adjective \ˈbil-ˈtin\

Definition of built–in for Students

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


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