in·​built ˈin-ˈbilt How to pronounce inbuilt (audio)
chiefly British

Examples of inbuilt in a Sentence

It comes with several inbuilt features. She has an inbuilt resistance to change.
Recent Examples on the Web To keep it simple, ditch any inbuilt product applicators and use a small, dense eyeshadow brush to pack the pigment directly onto lids instead. Georgia Day, Vogue, 4 Dec. 2023 The prompt and the additional information are fed into the generative AI model, which formulates a response based on its inbuilt knowledge plus the additional information from the RAG search. Rahul Singhal, Forbes, 30 Nov. 2023 But the sport itself provides a lot of inbuilt stories and drama without having to cross that line. Andrew McNicol, CNN, 5 May 2023 My primary influences are Japanese and Scandinavian architecture and interiors, and also the super-efficient use of interiors within yachts and caravans, and the inbuilt joinery that goes into those. Kimberley Mok, Treehugger, 19 Apr. 2023 Next came an experiment involving a continuous piece of thread fed into an industrial knitting machine to create one piece of cloth with inbuilt seams that traced different garment shapes — which could in turn be cut out as desired by the wearer, thus eliminating manufacturing detritus. Vanessa Friedman, New York Times, 10 Aug. 2022 This lightweight vac has an inbuilt hose that is sturdy and flexible and has a nozzle for getting into corners and narrower spaces. Kat De Naoum, Better Homes & Gardens, 3 Mar. 2023 The F-150 Lightning has a very useful locking frunk with inbuilt power. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, 29 Dec. 2022 For years, there hasn’t been any clarity around what Twitter’s inbuilt tools for deleting your messages actually do. WIRED, 9 Feb. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1923, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of inbuilt was in 1923

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Cite this Entry

“Inbuilt.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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