wiring

noun

wir·​ing ˈwī(-ə)r-iŋ How to pronounce wiring (audio)
plural wirings
1
: the act of providing or using wire
2
: a system of wires
especially : an arrangement of wires used for electric service distribution
plumbing and wiring
(figurative) the brain's wiring
A licensed electrician must be contacted to make repairs if there's damage or if water has entered the walls around electric wirings. Luis Zambrano

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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Word History

First Known Use

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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Cite this Entry

“Wiring.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wiring. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

wiring

noun
1
: the act of providing or using wire
2
: a system of wires
especially : an arrangement of wires used for electric distribution
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