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"built-in" in British English

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built-inadjective [before noun]

uk   us   /ˌbɪltˈɪn/
If a ​place or ​piece of ​equipment has built-in ​objects, they are ​permanentlyconnected and cannot be ​easilyremoved: built-in ​storageUK All the ​rooms have built-in cupboards/​wardrobes.
(Definition of built-in from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"built-in" in American English

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built-inadjective [not gradable]

 /ˈbɪltˈɪn/
included in something at the ​time that it is ​created: Built-in ​bookcaseslined the ​walls of the ​library. With this ​software, ​safeguards are built-in.
(Definition of built-in from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"built-in" in Business English

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built-inadjective [before noun]

uk   us   /ˌbɪltˈɪn/ (also inbuilt)
included, made, or ​designed as ​part of something: Most new ​laptops have built-in ​Wi-Fi.
(Definition of built-in from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “built-in”
in Chinese (Simplified) 内嵌的, 嵌入式的…
in Turkish üzerinde, birlikte verilen, hazır…
in Russian встроенный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 內嵌的, 嵌入式的…
in Polish wbudowany…
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