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(also hardwired) uk   us   /hɑːdˈwaɪəd/
automaticallythinking or ​behaving in a particular way: Babies are hard-wired topayattention to anything that is fast-moving, brightly colored, or loud. All ​humans are hard-wired forlanguage.
IT built to ​work in a particular way that cannot be ​changed with new ​software: This is a hard-wired, tamper-proof ​substitute for the ​software in more ​orthodoxsystems.
IT physically ​connected by ​wires for ​carrying a ​signal: Class can be ​conducted wherever they are, via a ​wireless or hard-wired ​Internetconnection. Crandall Canyon was ​equipped with ​redundant, hard-wired ​phonesystems for ​miners underground to communicate with the surface.
(Definition of hard-wired from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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