from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act of attaching, connecting, or installing electric wires.
  • n. A system of electric wires.
  • n. A part of the body's physiology or neurology that determines or controls something, such as a capability or disorder: "Evolution, having made the basic computational units of language innate, may have seen no need to replace every bit of learned information with innate wiring” ( Steven Pinker).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of wire.
  • n. A system of electric wires.
  • n. The act of installing wiring.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of one that wires anything.
  • n. The wires or conductors employed in any system in which electric voltages or current are transmitted between components.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In surgery, the holding in apposition of the ends of a fractured bone by means of wire passed through holes drilled in the bony substance: a method employed most frequently in cases of fractured patella, in which bony union is especially difficult to obtain.
  • n. In taxidermy, the setting or fixing of the skin on a wire framework or the insertion of a wire in any member: as, the wiring of the legs was faulty.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the work of installing the wires for an electrical system or device
  • n. a circuit of wires for the distribution of electricity


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