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Definition: hardwired

(1) Electronic circuitry that is designed to perform a specific task. See hard coded.

(2) Devices that are closely or tightly coupled. For example, a hardwired terminal is directly connected to a computer without going through a switched network.

(3) Fixed placement; for example, text and graphics that never change their location on a page. A "hardwired banner" is a banner ad that never changes.

(4) A device connected to the network via cable. See Ethernet.