Meaning of “hardwired” in the English Dictionary


"hardwired" in English

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uk /hɑːdˈwaɪəd/ us /hɑːrdˈwaɪɚd/

specialized computing A computer or electronic device that is hardwired is built to work in a particular way and you cannot change the way it performs with new software, etc.

informal If someone or something is hardwired to do a particular thing, they automatically do it and cannot change that behaviour:

Humans are hardwired to love fattening foods.

(Definition of “hardwired” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)