Definition of hardwire in English:


transitive verb

[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’
    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 behavior 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’



/ˈhärdˌwī(ə)r/ /ˈhɑrdˌwaɪ(ə)r/