in·​built | \ ˈin-ˈbilt How to pronounce inbuilt (audio) \

Definition of inbuilt

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 But the delicate 50-50 balance in the Senate represents an inbuilt vulnerability in Biden's position, adding to uncertainty over whether Democrats can ram through a bigger, alternative plan if Republicans leave the table. Stephen Collinson, CNN, 31 May 2021 If the primary tactic of Democrats is to split the difference between themselves and hard-line conservatives, there is an inbuilt incentive for the right to move ever further to the right. Fintan O’toole, The New York Review of Books, 2 Mar. 2021 But maybe consumers would be more inclined to mask up if their PPE came with extra (non-life saving) features, like inbuilt Bluetooth speakers. Eamon Barrett, Fortune, 17 Nov. 2020 Part of this resolve to bring choruses back together extends quite naturally from a long, proud, inbuilt American tradition of obsessive show-must-go-on-ism. Washington Post, 6 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of inbuilt

1923, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of inbuilt was in 1923

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11 Jun 2021

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“Inbuilt.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Aug. 2021.

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