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Online Computer Terms Dictionary - H

hard-wired

1. <electronics> An aspect of an electronic circuit which is determined by the wiring of the hardware, as opposed to being programmable in software or controlled by a switch.

2. <software, jargon> In software, a synonym for hard-coded.

3. By extension, anything that is not modifiable, especially in the sense of customisable to one's particular needs or tastes.

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(1999-10-18)

 


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