wired ⇝

hard-wired

1.   (electronics)   An aspect of an electronic circuit which is determined by the wiring of the hardware, as opposed to being programmable in software or controlled by a switch.

2.   (software, jargon)   In software, a synonym for hard-coded.

3. By extension, anything that is not modifiable, especially in the sense of customisable to one's particular needs or tastes.

[Jargon File]

Last updated: 1999-10-18


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