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1Involving or achieved by permanently connected circuits.
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘In electronic jargon we can imagine that it is a hard-wired input - output circuit.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘For those who prefer a hard-wired connection, it's got a Gigabit Ethernet port.’
- 1.1informal Genetically determined or compelled.‘fear is hardwired in our brain’
- ‘Well, this intriguing idea that our response to moving bodies is somehow hard-wired into our social brains is confirmed by some exciting research results just out of the UK.’
- ‘He says people may be outnumbered by bacteria, but people are hard-wired to win.’
- ‘Most of the farmers I know are farmers because they have to be - they're hard-wired to it.’
- ‘Is this website designed for some sort of male hard-wired brain phenomenon?’
- ‘Fantz deduced that human babies are hard-wired to recognize visual stimuli that are important for survival and later development.’
- ‘Well, the first study that you've just mentioned, looking at absolute pitch differences and the fact that babies can tell the difference there, is really something that's babies are pre-wired or hard-wired to be able to do.’
- ‘We also know that in the years before they attend our camp, their hard-wired neural networks have grown, as a consequence of maturation and learning.’
- ‘Rather, as Adelson also says, they result from hard-wired adaptations that work highly effectively for seeing what we evolved to see, yet can be tricked by artificial scenes.’
- ‘Furthermore, it appears that these senses do not merely supply information, but also elicit hard-wired reflex responses without going through the brain at all.’
- ‘His little hard-wired rat brain was not up to this.’
- ‘Girls may be biologically hard-wired to engage in sophisticated, non-violent forms of aggression that can hurt just as much as a punch in the face from a boy, a conference heard Wednesday.’
- ‘As Sax explains, at the heart of the debate about gender is a paradox: To ignore the hard-wired differences between boys and girls is to perpetuate gender stereotypes.’
- ‘Contrary to what most people believe, the tendency to be prejudiced is a form of common sense, hard-wired into the human brain through evolution as an adaptive response to protect our prehistoric ancestors from danger.’
- ‘Recently, an article was published suggesting that the human brain is hard-wired to believe in the supernatural.’
- ‘It's not megalomania or vanity but a hard-wired human need to express yourself.’
- ‘Nobody should be foolish enough to suggest that there aren't some hard-wired genetic predispositions in gender.’
- ‘But does this tell us anything about genetic hard-wired distinctions?’
- ‘Human behavior may be complex, but it's been following the same set of hard-wired moral instincts since way before Moses came down from the mountain.’
- ‘He survives only through primitive, hard-wired instinct: He doesn't want to die alone.’
- ‘And Dr Lamont's work is amongst the growing body of research that suggests that musicality is somehow hard-wired into our brain at birth.’
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