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Definition of "wiring" []

  • The act of attaching, connecting, or installing electric wires. (noun)
  • A system of electric wires. (noun)
  • A part of the body's physiology or neurology that determines or controls something, such as a capability or disorder: "Evolution, having made the basic computational units of language innate, may have seen no need to replace every bit of learned information with innate wiring” ( Steven Pinker). (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "wiring" in a sentence
  • "To deliver SchoolNet and the Community Access Program, we need to make sure the wiring is there."
  • "So maybe our hard wiring is why we will never be wine-tasting robots, with pesky things like emotions and context getting in the way."
  • ""Lakeview's underground wiring is still affected by salt waters from Katrina," Robinson said."