• circuitry utilizing wires or cables to permanently interconnect components and devices. To alter a circuit which is hard-wired, it might be necessary, for instance, to unsolder and resolder.
  • In computers, functions and other operations which are permanently built into the system, as opposed those which can be changed later through programming. Circuits or devices such as logic gates may be used for this purpose, and physical changes are required to alter such connections.

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