hardwiring

or hard-wir·ing

[ hahrd-wahyuhr-ing ]
/ ˈhɑrdˈwaɪər ɪŋ /

noun

a fixed connection between electrical and electronic components and devices by means of wires (as distinguished from a wireless connection).
Computers. a hard-wired connection between electronic components within a computer system.

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Origin of hardwiring

First recorded in 1975–80; hard + wiring
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