hardwire

(redirected from hard-wired)
Also found in: Dictionary, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

hardwire

or

hard-wire

(härd′wīr′)
tr.v. hard·wired, hard·wiring, hard·wires
1. To connect (electronic components, for example) by electrical wires or cables.
2. To implement (a capability) through logic circuitry that is permanently connected within a computer and therefore not subject to change by programming.
3.
a. To determine or put into effect by genetic inheritance: "It may be that certain orders of anxiety are hard-wired in us" (Armand Schwerner).
b. To provide with a response or capability by genetic inheritance: Humans are hardwired for speech.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Laird (LRD: London) announced today that it has developed a wireless e-stop system -- Safe-E-Stop -- that can be integrated with existing hard-wired emergency stop systems for assembly lines and other production systems.
One store had some incredibly cheap code-compliant hard-wired fixtures.
Hard-wired systems require no special tools and are simple, visible, and easy to understand, especially where the HMI interface controls a single machine.
The device is reportedly part of the company's Customer Specific Standard Product (CSSP) offering, which combines hard-wired building blocks such as Hi-Speed USB 2.
The Florida Building Commission, whose job it is to interpret the meaning and spirit of the building codes, made the determination that all pool alarms should be hard-wired.
We know that every camper was born with some hard-wired traits.
COUNCIL houses in Swansea are to be fitted with hard-wired smoke detectors in place of the existing battery-powered alarms.
It overcomes the limitations created by existing, hard-wired networks and enables the synergistic use of all metrology systems," said John Heaton, president and CEO of Nanometrics.
Hard-wired chips have their place, but as today s wireless market progresses and we head toward 2.
And in a strongly worded Viewpoint, finance professor Raj Aggarwal wonders aloud if volatility is hard-wired into the financial system.
Since July 2000, the district has hard-wired 404 schools for Internet access and has sought an extension for an additional 101 schools that it expects to complete by February, said James Konantz, LAUSD assistant superintendent of information and technology.