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Definition of built-in adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1included as part of something and not separate from it built-in cupboards a computer workstation with a built-in telephone, answering machine, and fax
  2. 2a built-in quality exists as an essential part of something or someone His height gives him a built-in advantage over his opponent.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: built-in