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. 2013.

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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 — [[t]ɪ̱nbɪ̱lt[/t]] also in built 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… …   English dictionary

  • 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

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