Definition of hardwired adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌhɑːdˈwaɪəd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌhɑːrdˈwaɪərd//
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  1. 1 (specialist) (of computer functions) built into the permanent system and not provided by software
  2. 2(of a skill, quality or type of behaviour) present when you are born and not changing during your life Many aspects of morality appear to be hardwired in the brain. Anxiety is a hardwired response that everyone experiences. There is evidence that we are hardwired to be musical.