wir·ing | \ ˈwī(-ə)r-iŋ \

Definition of wiring 

1 : the act of providing or using wire

2 : a system of wires especially : an arrangement of wires used for electric distribution

Examples of wiring in a Sentence

All the wiring in the house needs to be replaced. He fixed the radio's wiring.

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Matier and RossWarriors commission piece from high-profile artist for new SF arena Local // Matier and RossHuge amount of SF Transbay Transit Center wiring may have to be... Matier & Ross, SFChronicle.com, "Is San Francisco Mayor Farrell’s big idea of internet-for-all leaving office with him?," 4 July 2018 With laboratory wiring and piping hoisted into the ceiling, researchers can easily detach equipment and reconfigure space for new research. Jordyn Hermani, Indianapolis Star, "Lilly opens new building; officials thank Trump tax cuts," 29 June 2018 Entekra, based in Ripon, California, uses a similar computerized factory to stitch together a house frame but doesn’t add the plumbing, wiring and insulation. Paul Davidson, USA TODAY, "With construction workers scarce, homebuilders turn to robots, software," 25 June 2018 The building itself faces Mauds Hughes Road and will have modern amenities, wiring and technology. Sue Kiesewetter, Cincinnati.com, "Rail station facade a nod to Liberty admin building's history," 5 June 2018 Water drizzled off the tarp edges, down the concrete walls and past exposed wiring. Matt Gross, New York Times, "Where to Find Bangkok’s Best Street Food While You Can," 9 Apr. 2018 That is in keeping with the city’s policy of wiring businesses, public buildings and educational facilities. Steve Lord, Aurora Beacon-News, "Aurora council wants more study of using ComEd poles to expand fiber optic network," 11 July 2018 In another case, managers relied on the word of a single technician that test wiring was installed properly. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "Webb Space Telescope pushed back again, won’t launch until 2021," 27 June 2018 Card also believes that inside the humble fly lay clues to human wiring fixes. Jeffery Delviscio, STAT, "In startled fruit flies, hints of how our brain circuits work — and fail," 25 June 2018

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First Known Use of wiring

1552, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of wiring was in 1552

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English Language Learners Definition of wiring

: the system of wires that carry electricity in a particular place, device, etc.

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