Definition of wiring in English:

wiring

noun

  • 1A system of wires providing electric circuits for a device or building.

    • ‘Even electrical and computer wiring can be changed in a few minutes as opposed to hours.’
    • ‘The panel sported a dizzying array of fine circuitry, fiber-optic wiring, some control processor chips and some digital readout panels.’
    • ‘A fire sparked by faulty electrical wiring outside the Star Court Arcade left around 30 Lismore businesses without power for up to three hours on Tuesday morning.’
    • ‘Magnetic fields in homes arise mainly from low voltage distribution wiring, house wiring, and domestic appliances.’
    • ‘All safety warnings on electrical wiring were highlighted and stressed.’
    • ‘This will reduce rusting and make it less attractive to mice and other pests which can damage electrical wiring.’
    • ‘GPS receivers don't yet work well indoors where electrical wiring and other noise can interfere with their faint signals.’
    • ‘You will need some understanding of circuitry and wiring for this project.’
    • ‘The Milton Rooms' licence, which is needed before plays, shows and discos can go ahead, has been declined because the electrical wiring in the building is considered unsafe.’
    • ‘Wiring may look okay to the untrained eye, but electrical wiring that is arcing is dangerous and can start fires.’
    • ‘EMF exposures exist in the home and workplace as a result of electrical equipment and building wiring, and not only as a result of nearby power lines.’
    • ‘They also patched-up the plumbing, replaced windows and carried out some much-needed work on the building's electrical wiring.’
    • ‘In Europe tightest regs appear to be in Greece, which officially requires wiring plans of all wiring in buildings to be submitted to central building control for approval.’
    • ‘Along the bottom was a giant blade and in the cracks some pneumatic systems and wiring could be seen.’
    • ‘Electrical wiring and telephone lines can transmit such signals by conduction; walls can vibrate subtly, as can pipes, beams, ducts, and the like.’
    • ‘There is an oil-fired central heating system and some useable wiring in place, but a thorough overhaul of all services is necessary.’
    • ‘Hardcopy blueprints of the internal wiring system were laid out in front of him.’
    • ‘The fuse structure may further include additional wiring over the electrical insulating layer at the same level as the fuse.’
    • ‘And with the need to tie into existing building wiring, the system will have to be located close to the electrical feed into the building.’
    • ‘Make sure electrical wiring and heating systems meet safety codes, and follow the manufacturer's instructions for heater placement and setup.’
    1. 1.1 The installation of this.
      • ‘Entry-level positions can be as nuts-and-bolts as wiring and installation, all the way to the uber-geek world of file servers and beyond.’
      • ‘We had to do all new wiring, reroof, and put on handmade red-cedar shingles.’
      • ‘Be sure to keep their location in mind while doing the wiring part of the installation, so you can allow for the correct lengths of the wires.’
      • ‘In about 25 percent of all homes, some type of service upgrade is needed before new wiring can be installed.’
      • ‘Installation and wiring must be in compliance with local building and electrical codes.’
    2. 1.2informal The structure of the nervous system or brain perceived as determining a basic or innate pattern of behavior.
      • ‘New evidence points to production of myelin, a fatty insulation coating the brain's internal wiring, as a neural Achilles' heel early in life.’
      • ‘The evolutionary wiring in his brain compels him to do just that, just as gravity compels a raindrop to fall.’
      • ‘Yet, our brain's wiring hasn't changed much, and human survival responses still are triggered by the idea we are under some sort of imminent threat.’
      • ‘If different parts of the cerebellum have different functional roles, this must be due to differences in their input and output connections rather than their internal wiring.’
      • ‘In its own particular way, synesthesia points to yet another way that the wiring of the brain can create different ways to experience life.’

Pronunciation:

wiring

/ˈwī(ə)riNG/