hard-wired

Definition of hard-wired

hard´-wired´   Pronunciation: härd´wīrd´
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 the disk drive, so it proceeds very rapidly.
2.Connected by a continuous electrical wire, rather than through a switch; as, the air-conditioner was hard-wired into the wall circuit, so moving it would require an electrician.
3.Performed by an inborn pattern of neural circuits; instinctive; not learned; as, many bird songs are hard-wired, but some are learned.
People, as the cybernetic metaphor now has it, are "hard wired" to do good in order to enhance their own happiness.
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