- built into a computer's hardware and thus not readily changed.
- (of a terminal) connected to a computer by a direct circuit rather than through a switching network.
Origin of hard-wired
How to use hard-wired in a sentence
It makes evolutionary sense that we're hardwired to go postal about intentional harm from other people.We Shouldn't Treat Terrorism the Way We Treat Bathroom Falls|Megan McArdle|June 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
From the very beginning, victimhood was hardwired into the Christian psyche.The Death of Jesus and the Rise of the Christian Persecution Myth|Candida Moss|March 31, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Y is for our young, now hardwired to be eco-fanatics, for better or worse, and for Yvo de Boer.