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

Though much of it is still a mess of mud, electrical wiring and exposed concrete, what Locksley and athletic director Damon Evans can envision has begun to take shape, with the second phase well underway. Don Markus, baltimoresun.com, "Maryland football building for future as Phase II of $196 million Cole Field House project heads to goal line," 16 Sep. 2019 Adding electric wiring and an outlet is another must-do, Teeple says. Andria Cheng, USA TODAY, "How to transform your 3-season porch into a year-round room," 3 Sep. 2019 The planet — particularly this community called Black Spire Outpost — is inhabited by smugglers and assorted ne’er-do-wells, and makeshift wiring and construction abound. Dewayne Bevil, orlandosentinel.com, "Disney Star Wars: Getting a grip on Galaxy’s Edge, a primer," 27 Aug. 2019 The litigation arose from defective drywall in thousands of homes that allegedly gave off sulfur fumes that corroded metal in appliances, air conditioning equipment, wiring and plumbing fixtures. BostonGlobe.com, "GE cleanup of Hudson River target of lawsuit," 22 Aug. 2019 Temperature: When electrical parts such as switches, wiring and outlets heat up, that usually indicates a problem. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, "How To Use a Digital Multimeter," 25 July 2019 The kingdom is also becoming a major supplier for European auto factories, including Ford Motor Co.’s F 0.76% high-tech plant in Valencia, Spain, which imports car seats, interiors, wiring and other components from Morocco. William Boston, WSJ, "Car Makers Turning North Africa Into Auto Hub," 30 Sep. 2018 If yours doesn’t, budget an extra $2,000 for the charger, wiring and labor. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, "Review: Electric 2018 Nissan Leaf energized by value and range," 7 June 2018 Faulty components, shoddy workmanship or wiring, or a combination, can cause fires, Wilder said. Los Angeles Times, "Tesla residential rooftop solar panels catch fire, and the lawsuits start flying," 30 Aug. 2019

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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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