hard-wired

   Describes a system designed in a way that does not allow for flexibility or future expansion. May also refer to a device that is connected directly to the network, such as a printer.
   See also hard-coded.

Dictionary of networking . 2014.

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  • hard wired — hard wired hard wired (h[aum]rd w[imac]rd ), a. 1. (Computers) Contained within the circuitry of a computer or computer peripheral device, and not changeable by programming; of functions; as, error correction is hard wired into the circuit of th …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hard-wired — hard wired hard wired (h[aum]rd w[imac]rd ), a. 1. (Computers) Contained within the circuitry of a computer or computer peripheral device, and not changeable by programming; of functions; as, error correction is hard wired into the circuit of th …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hard-wired — (adj.) also hardwired, 1969, in computing; transferred to human brains from 1971; from HARD (Cf. hard) + WIRED (Cf. wired) …   Etymology dictionary

  • hard-wired — [härd′wīrd΄] adj. 1. directly connected to a computer [a hard wired terminal] 2. designating or of a computer device with permanently wired circuitry for performing certain tasks 3. biologically or genetically predetermined, rather than resulting …   English World dictionary

  • hard-wired — adj technical computer systems that are hard wired are controlled by ↑hardware rather than ↑software and cannot be easily changed by the user …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • hard-wired — adjective 1. ) working in a particular way because of the way a piece of equipment has been built, which cannot be changed by the person using it 2. ) behavior that is hard wired is caused by your genes and the way your brain is made, rather than …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • hard-wired — hard′ wired′ or hard′wired′ adj. 1) cmp a) built into a computer s hardware and thus not readily changed b) (of a terminal) connected to a computer by a direct circuit rather than through a switching network 2) anb (of a behavior pattern)… …   From formal English to slang

  • Hard Wired — Infobox Album Name = Hard Wired Type = studio Artist = Front Line Assembly Released = Start date|1995|9|25 Recorded = Start date|1995, the Warehouse Genre = Industrial Length = 62:15 Label = Metropolis Producer = Reviews = Last album = Millennium …   Wikipedia

  • hard-wired — also hardwired 1) ADJ A hard wired part of a computer forms part of its hardware. 2) ADJ If an ability, approach, or type of activity is hard wired into the brain, it is a basic one and cannot be changed. Others think that the rules for what is… …   English dictionary

  • hard-wired — UK / US adjective 1) a hard wired computer system or other system cannot be changed by the user because it has been built to operate in a particular way 2) behaviour that is hard wired is caused by your genes and the way that your brain is made,… …   English dictionary

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