Meaning of hardwire in English:


Pronunciation /ˈhɑːdˌwʌɪə/


[with object]
  • 1Make (a function) a permanent feature in a computer by means of permanently connected circuits, so that it cannot be altered by software.

    ‘the rate at which the supply of bitcoins grows is hardwired into the system’
    • ‘hardwired microprocessors only execute code; they themselves are not programmable’
    • ‘In electronic jargon we can imagine that it is a hard-wired input - output circuit.’
    • ‘Once you see the wireless network as your platform, rather than a specific hard-wired device like the PC, all sorts of things become possible.’
    • ‘The confluence of the convention, various interest groups and the debut of the hard-wired interconnect in Philadelphia has led to an unexpected amount of political advertising for Comcast over the past few months.’
    • ‘He dismissed claims from ServGate that NetScreen's hardware lacks flexibility, pointing out that its appliances feature programmable RISC processors as well as hard-wired ASICs.’
    • ‘For those who prefer a hard-wired connection, it's got a Gigabit Ethernet port.’
    1. 1.1Connect (electrical parts) permanently.
      ‘you can use the alligator clips, or hardwire the unit in and mount it’
      • ‘new houses must have hardwired smoke detectors’
  • 2Make (a pattern of behaviour or belief) standard or instinctive.

    ‘it takes about three weeks for a new habit to be hardwired in your brain’
    • ‘a hardwired sense of morality’