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Princeton's WordNet

  1. built-in, constitutional, inbuilt, inherent, integraladjective

    existing as an essential constituent or characteristic

    "the Ptolemaic system with its built-in concept of periodicity"; "a constitutional inability to tell the truth"


  1. built-inadjective

    constructed as a non-detachable part of a larger structure

  2. built-inadjective

    being an essential and permanent part of something


  1. built-in

    Built-in generally refers to a feature, function, or component that is inherently part of a system, device, software or structure. This feature is typically included in its original design and construction, and intended to function seamlessly with the rest of the system. It may also refer to items or spaces constructed as part of the main structure, like built-in shelves or closets in a house.

Anagrams for built-in »

  1. in-built

  2. inbuilt

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of built-in in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of built-in in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of built-in in a Sentence

  1. Daniel J. Boorstin:

    Of all the nations in the world, the United States was built in nobody's image. It was the land of the unexpected, of unbounded hope, of ideals, of quest for an unknown perfection. It is all the more unfitting that we should offer ourselves in images. And all the more fitting that the images which we make wittingly or unwittingly to sell America to the world should come back to haunt and curse us.

  2. Andrew Berman:

    We don't want to lose what we built in this whole process either.

  3. Robert Thompson:

    Whenever anything gets the kind of attention that' Tiger King' has been getting, there is an automatic built in backlash with this American sense of superiority, there are some people who figure that if that many people are so excited about something, it couldn't be very good.

  4. Cynthia Sass:

    Fortunately avocado is very satiating, it’s almost like they have a built-in stop-gap.

  5. Mineral Resources Minister Sudirman Said:

    Smelters must be built in three years, and that's while mineral industry prices have dropped. Many mining companies are facing difficulties.

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    A gauge
    B confectionery
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