wire in

wire in

1. To connect something by soldering its wires (to something else) to allow for an electric current to pass into or out of it. Some genius wired in these speakers, so there's no way to disconnect them without cutting the wires entirely. The battery on this device is wired in, meaning you can't just take it out when you need to replace it.
2. To send some communication or information electronically, as via telegraph or radio. They wired in some extra money so that I could afford the plane ticket home. There was no cell phone reception where we were stationed, so we had to wire our messages in on their old telegraph.
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wire something in

to send something into a central point by telegram. I can't mail my story to my editor in time, so I will have to wire it in. I've got to wire in this story.
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wire in

v.
1. To install or connect something or someone with wires: If we wire in the VCR, we won't be able to unplug it easily. I wired the television in with our stereo. You can't take the radio out of this circuit; it's wired in.
2. To implement some computer functionality directly through electronic circuitry rather than through programming. Used chiefly in the passive: The computer can perform mathematical operations quickly because they are wired in.
3. To determine or put something into effect by some physiological or neurological mechanism. Used chiefly in the passive: Many basic reflexes, such as breathing and the beating of the heart, are wired in.
4. To connect to a communication network by radio: The taxi was stuck in traffic, so the driver wired in to say they would be late.
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For a wire in the air, the dissipated heat power [P.sub.otd] depends on the thermal resistance of the ambient air [R.sub.oc] and the surface temperature of the wire [T.sub.p] and the medium temperature [T.sub.c] [8]
An increase in the cooling surface of a protected wire in comparison with a bare wire with identical strand cross-sections leads to a decrease in the effective coefficient of heat transfer and thermal resistance (Fig.
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Vandals had set fire to the wire in a service courtyard low down in the sprawling building to strip the plastic coating from the wire and make off with the copper.
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