adjective Date: 1968 1. implemented in the form of permanent electronic circuits; also connected or incorporated by or as if by permanent electrical connections <
a hardwired phone
concepts of attractiveness may be universal and hardwired into the human brain — Jane E. Brody
2. genetically or innately determined ; inborn <
creature whose every action is a reflexive, hardwired response — Natalie Angier
; also genetically or innately predisposed <
a human being who is hardwired to be sociable — Forbes

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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