hard-wire

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hard-wire (third-person singular simple present hard-wires, present participle hard-wiring, simple past and past participle hard-wired)

  1. To connect components by means of permanent electrical wires.
  2. (computing) To implement a feature in hardware rather than in software so that it cannot easily be changed.
  3. (psychology, by extension) To make a pattern of behaviour automatic.