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  • adjective Built-in; inherent.

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  • adjective Existing as an essential constituent; built-in; inherent; integral.

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  • adjective existing as an essential constituent or characteristic

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Examples

  • Although they are very different languages, FORTH has a very similar philosophy to LISP; both emphasise maximal expressiveness in a minimal set of orthogonal primitives, helped extensively by helpings of metaprogramming, low-cost abstraction, and no inherent separation between 'inbuilt' and 'user' facilities of the language.

    Snell-Pym » FORTH

  • I am continually offended with the blame laid on the SNP for any anti-English sentiment in Scotland, or that such bile is somehow 'inbuilt' in Scots.

    Why do so many people hate the SNP?

  • There is now a kind of inbuilt commercial imperative operating.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • The evolution of the hand with an opposable thumb is an early "inbuilt" tool, in combination with erect posture.

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  • However, that does get a little easier with each story - it's as if you develop some kind of inbuilt story clock or metronome!

    I Find Real Gems On the Web

  • The evolution of the hand with an opposable thumb is an early "inbuilt" tool, in combination with erect posture.

    Dennett's creatures

  • Low hypothesized tiny cleaning robots that emerged from concealment only when necessary, while Brink opted for some kind of inbuilt electrostatic repulsion system.

    The Dig

  • But we believe we can do more and we’ve agreed to pursue under the Free Trade Agreement the so called inbuilt agenda, particularly in services and in investment.

    Joint media conference with Thai Foreign Minister Noppadon Pattama - Transcript - The Hon Stephen Smith MP, Minister for Foreign Affairs

  • I understand that for whatever reason the A350 will flick through images when cold (as per instruction book) but this one goes beyond this peculiar "inbuilt" fault and when doing it temperature can be above 10 degrees Celcius.

    News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com)

  • I understand that for whatever reason the A350 will flick through images when cold (as per instruction book) but this one goes beyond this peculiar "inbuilt" fault and when doing it temperature can be above 10 degrees Celcius.

    News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com)

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