- 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.
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Examples from the Web for hardwired
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.