hardwired

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Etymology[edit]

hard +‎ wired

Adjective[edit]

hardwired (comparative more hardwired, superlative most hardwired)

  1. (electronics) Designed to perform a specific task.
  2. (electronic communications) Of devices, closely or tightly coupled.
  3. (computing) Having a fixed placement (on a screen format for example.)
  4. Not changeable.
  5. In humans and animals, genetically determined, instinctive behavior, as opposed to learned behavior.

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