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default to sth

verb [I] uk phrasal verb with default   /dɪˈfɒlt/ us    /-ˈfɑːlt/
If a computer defaults to a way of operating, it automatically uses it if you do not intentionally change it.
Translations of “default to sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) (電腦)默認…,缺省為…,預設為……
in Chinese (Simplified) (计算机)默认…,缺省为……
(Definition of default to sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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