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- adj. Alternative spelling of hardwired.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Contained within the circuitry of a computer or computer peripheral device, and not changeable by programming; -- of functions.
- adj. Connected by a continuous electrical wire, rather than through a switch.
- adj. Performed by an inborn pattern of neural circuits; instinctive; not learned.
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Ms. Krementz, who is called "hard-wired to the bowels of hell" by Vonnegut's son, Mark, clearly did not cooperate with Mr. Shields.
Maybe they didn't learn from their parents, but had contact calls hard-wired from birth.
Were the calls hard-wired, they'd have used their biological parents' calls.
Millions of years of evolution have led to one over-arching truth -- that all life on earth is hard-wired to make tough decisions: with or without a lot of information.
Teenagers are hard-wired to act like jackasses; in the scale of things, drinking is one of the less dangerous things they could be doing.
It had been messily hard-wired into a junction box and I'd never seen anything like it, so I was pretty sure it wasn't up to code, which was easily confirmed by my buddy, google.
It's a fine line, but sort of hard-wired into how we reason.
"I think it triggers something in people's brains that we're hard-wired for," she says.
It's hard-wired into the deepest structures of your brain and a sign you are actually stepping out of your comfort zone.
Our avoidance of pain is much stronger than almost all pleasure seeking impulses because it is hard-wired into our neuroanatomy.