also in-builtADJ: usu ADJ nAn 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.(in AM, usually use built-in)
...the only answering machine with inbuilt fax and printer.
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inbuilt — UK US (also in built) /ˈɪnbɪlt/ adjective [usually before noun] ► BUILT IN(Cf. ↑built in): »The phone comes with 8 GB inbuilt memory … Financial and business terms
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