Adjective "Hardwired" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Hardwired


    Definition:

    1. Computers. built into a computer's hardware and thus not readily changed. (of a terminal) connected to a computer by a direct circuit rather than through a switching network.

    2. (of electrical or electronic components) connected by hardwiring.

    3. pertaining to or being an intrinsic and relatively unmodifiable behavior pattern: Every cricket has a hard-wired pattern of chirps.

    Origin:
    hard-wired

    Examples:

    "telephones can be hardwired."

    "security systems can be hardwired."

    "manners can be hardwired."