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  1. hardwiredadjective

    Designed to perform a specific task.

  2. hardwiredadjective

    Of devices, closely or tightly coupled.

  3. hardwiredadjective

    Having a fixed placement (on a screen format for example.)

  4. hardwiredadjective

    Not changeable.

  5. hardwiredadjective

    In humans and animals, genetically determined, instinctive behavior, as opposed to learned behavior.


  1. Hardwired

    Hardwired is a 1986 cyberpunk science fiction novel by Walter Jon Williams.

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  1. hardwired

    1. In software, syn. for hardcoded. 2. By extension, anything that is not modifiable, especially in the sense of customizable to one's particular needs or tastes.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hardwired in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hardwired in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of hardwired in a Sentence

  1. Maurice Schweitzer:

    We are hardwired to engage in comparisons, that is, we can't get away from it, and we're doing it to try to make sense of our world. Do I make enough money? Do I need to update my kitchen? Do I need a new car? Are my kids doing well? It's almost impossible to make those assessments objectively. So instead, we turn to comparisons.

  2. Timothy Caulfield:

    We are hardwired to have desires to be famous and be exploited by this world.

  3. Tina Ramirez:

    Through Hardwired, the non-profit I founded, I’ve worked in some of the worst religious freedom situations in the world, including Sudan, Nigeria, and Iraq, the religious freedom situation in Russia, Luhansk, and Donetsk ranks right up there with these others. It’s truly abysmal.

  4. Victor Cuevas:

    Tigers are hardwired to roam hundreds of square miles, so there's no cage that's going to be sufficient for them, the only reason that people have tigers as pets is to try to show off to others.

  5. Gaytari Devi:

    That’s an area of the brain that’s just so an innately hardwired part of his brain, and it’s also an area of his brain that gives [him] real meaning and purpose in his life, and it’s imbued with emotion.

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