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hardwired

adjective uk   /hɑːdˈwaɪəd/  us   /hɑəedˈwaɪɚd/
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.
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