from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To connect (electronic components, for example) by electrical wires or cables.
- transitive v. To implement (a capability) through logic circuitry that is permanently connected within a computer and therefore not subject to change by programming.
- transitive v. To determine or put into effect by physiological or neurological mechanisms; make automatic or innate: "It may be that certain orders of anxiety are hard-wired in us” ( Armand Schwerner).
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- v. To connect components by means of permanent electrical wires.
- v. To implement a feature in hardware rather than in software so that it cannot easily be changed.
- v. To make a pattern of behaviour automatic.
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