wir·​ing | \ ˈwī(-ə)r-iŋ How to pronounce wiring (audio) \

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.
Recent Examples on the Web Several doors down, another man was working on some electrical wiring at a landmark house. Charlayne Hunter-gault, The New Yorker, "A Florida Demographic That Could Swing the Election," 2 Nov. 2020 Smart features include high-speed wiring, and other features to support a healthy, comfortable, sustainable lifestyle. oregonlive, "On the market: New Portland area homes for sale with the latest looks, designs," 24 Oct. 2020 The 65 works included in the exhibition are among some 10,000 objects slated for relocation amid refurbishments to Buckingham Palace’s decades-old wiring and lead pipes. Theresa Machemer, Smithsonian Magazine, "Buckingham Palace’s Art Collection to Be Exhibited in Public Gallery for First Time," 19 Aug. 2020 Flint gets the wiring used for the electrical system in the pickups from a supplier in Mexico. Jamie L. Lareau, Detroit Free Press, "GM ups effort to safeguard parts supplied for its full-size pickup, SUV plants," 18 Nov. 2020 This causes obvious problems — the birds can damage the wiring or even the underside of the panels. Landon Groves, chicagotribune.com, "SunPower review: Are these solar panels cost-effective and easy to install?," 4 Nov. 2020 The system was a deep neural network, a type of computational device inspired by the neurological wiring of living brains. Quanta Magazine, "Deep Neural Networks Help to Explain Living Brains," 28 Oct. 2020 An inspector will approach a home from an unbiased and neutral perspective, checking the roofing, the wiring, the plumbing, the HVAC system, etc., for issues big and small. Melissa Rolland, courant.com, "Getting the most out of your home inspection," 22 Oct. 2020 The price included adding police lights, wiring, sirens and a trailer. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, "Arches National Park, ski resorts, Amtrak: News from around our 50 states," 20 Oct. 2020

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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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“Wiring.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wiring. Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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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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