inbuilt


inbuilt
[[t]ɪ̱nbɪ̱lt[/t]]
ADJ: usu ADJ n
An inbuilt quality is one that someone has from the time they were born or that something has from the time it was produced. [mainly BRIT]

The children had this inbuilt awareness that not everyone was as lucky as they were.

...the only answering machine with inbuilt fax and printer.

(in AM, usually use built-in)

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • inbuilt — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ existing as an original or essential part …   English terms dictionary

  • inbuilt — [in′bilt′] adj. Chiefly Brit. BUILT IN …   English World dictionary

  • inbuilt — in|built [ˈınbılt] adj [only before noun] BrE an inbuilt quality, feature etc is part of the nature of someone or something ▪ plants with inbuilt resistance to disease ▪ History has an inbuilt tendency to repeat itself …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • inbuilt — adjective especially BrE an inbuilt quality, feature etc is part of the character of someone or something and cannot be removed: an organization with an inbuilt tendency to expand …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • inbuilt — adj. Inbuilt is used with these nouns: ↑tendency …   Collocations dictionary

  • inbuilt — in|built [ ın,bılt ] adjective existing as a natural or basic part of something: The body has an inbuilt ability to heal itself …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • inbuilt — UK [ˈɪnbɪlt] / US [ˈɪnˌbɪlt] adjective existing as a natural or basic part of something The body has an inbuilt ability to heal itself …   English dictionary

  • inbuilt — adjective Date: 1923 chiefly British built in …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • inbuilt — /in bilt /, adj. built in (def. 2). [1920 25; IN 1 + BUILT] * * * …   Universalium