hard-wired


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hard-wired

1. (of a circuit or instruction) permanently wired into a computer, replacing separate software
2. (of human behaviour) innate; not learned

hard-wired

[′härd ¦wīrd]
(computer science)
Having a fixed wired program or control system built in by the manufacturer and not subject to change by programming.

hard-wired

(electronics)
An aspect of an electronic circuit which is determined by the wiring of the hardware, as opposed to being programmable in software or controlled by a switch.

hard-wired

(software, jargon)
In software, a synonym for hard-coded.

hard-wired

(3)
By extension, anything that is not modifiable, especially in the sense of customisable to one's particular needs or tastes.
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I'm really proud of the district,'' said Konantz, who noted that in July 2000 only 16 schools had been hard-wired under the E-Rate program.
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Hard-wired preferences and patterns seem to dominate insect behavior, explains Reuven Dukas of Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia.
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A 2009 article in the British newspaper The Daily Mail quotes Yale University psychologist Paul Bloom as saying, "There's now a lot of evidence that some of the foundations for our religious beliefs are hard-wired.