hardwareman

hard"ware`man

(hrd"wr`mn), n.;
pl. Hardwaremen (hrd"wr`mn).
One who makes, or deals in, hardware.
[1913 Webster]

hard"-wired"

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hard" wired"

(hrd"wrd"), a. 1. (Computers) Contained within the circuitry of a computer or computer peripheral device, and not changeable by programming; -- of functions; as, error correction is hard-wired into the circuit of the disk drive, so it proceeds very rapidly.
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2. Connected by a continuous electrical wire, rather than through a switch; as, the air-conditioner was hard-wired into the wall circuit, so moving it would require an electrician.
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3. (Metaph.) Performed by an inborn pattern of neural circuits; instinctive; not learned; as, many bird songs are hard-wired, but some are learned.
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People, as the cybernetic metaphor now has it, are "hard wired" to do good in order to enhance their own happiness.
Andrew Delbanco (New York Times Magazine, May 7, 2000; p. 46).
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