hardwired

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adjective hard·wired \ˈhärd-ˌwī(-ə)rd\

Definition of hardwired

  1. 1 :  implemented in the form of permanent electronic circuits; also :  connected or incorporated by or as if by permanent electrical connections <a hardwired phone> <concepts of attractiveness may be universal and hardwired into the human brain — Jane E. Brody>

  2. 2 :  genetically or innately determined :  inborn <creature whose every action is a reflexive, hardwired response — Natalie Angier>; also :  genetically or innately predisposed <a human being who is hardwired to be sociable — Forbes>

Examples of hardwired in a sentence

  1. <a cat with a hardwired compulsion to knock expensive knickknacks off of shelves>

1968

First Known Use of hardwired

1968


HARDWIRED Defined for English Language Learners

hardwired

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adjective hard·wired \ˈhärd-ˌwī(-ə)rd\

Definition of hardwired for English Language Learners

  • : having permanent electronic circuits and connections



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