transitive verbhard·wired, hard·wir·ing, hard·wires, or hard-wired or hard-wir·ing or hard-wires
- To connect (electronic components, for example) by electrical wires or cables.
- To implement (a capability) through logic circuitry that is permanently connected within a computer and therefore not subject to change by programming.
- 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.