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built-in

(bĭlt′ĭn′)
adj.
1. Constructed as part of a larger unit; not detachable: a built-in cabinet.
2. Forming a permanent or essential element or quality: a built-in escape clause.

built′-in′ n.

built-in

adj
1. made or incorporated as an integral part: a built-in cupboard; a built-in escape clause.
2. essential; inherent
n
Austral a built-in cupboard or wardrobe

built′-in`



adj.
1. built so as to be an integral and permanent part of a larger construction: built-in bookcases.
2. existing as a natural or characteristic part; inherent: a built-in contempt for daydreamers.
n.
3. a built-in appliance, piece of furniture, or feature.
[1895–1900]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.built-in - existing as an essential constituent or characteristic; "the Ptolemaic system with its built-in concept of periodicity"; "a constitutional inability to tell the truth"
intrinsic, intrinsical - belonging to a thing by its very nature; "form was treated as something intrinsic, as the very essence of the thing"- John Dewey

built-in

adjective
1. integral, fitted, incorporated, integrated modern cameras with built-in flash units
2. essential, integral, included, incorporated, inherent, implicit, in-built, intrinsic, inseparable, immanent These corporations enjoy substantial built-in advantages.

built-in

adjective
1. Serving as part of a whole, as a nondetachable part of a larger unit:
2. Forming an essential element, as arising from the basic structure of an individual:
Translations

built-in

[ˈbɪltˈɪn]
A. ADJ [wardrobe, mirror] → empotrado; (as integral part of) → incorporado
B. CPD built-in obsolescence Ncaducidad f programada or controlada

built-in

[ˈbɪltˌɪn] adj (cupboard) → a muro; (device, feature) → incorporato/a

build

(bild) past tense, past participle built (-t) verb
to form or construct from parts. build a house/railway/bookcase.
noun
physical form. a man of heavy build.
ˈbuilder noun
a person who builds houses etc. The builder who built our house has gone bankrupt.
ˈbuilding noun
1. the art or business of putting up (houses etc) (also adjective). a building contractor.
2. anything built. The new supermarket is a very ugly building.
ˈbuilding society
a business firm that lends money for building or buying houses.
ˌbuilt-ˈin adjective
forming a permanent part of the building etc. Built-in cupboards save space.
ˌbuilt-ˈup adjective
covered with houses etc. a built-up area.
build up
1. to increase (the size or extent of). The traffic begins to build up around five o'clock.
2. to strengthen gradually (a business, one's health, reputation etc). His father built up that grocery business from nothing.
References in classic literature ?
Yes, and a good part of it is going into a first-class modern house with a heating plant and running hot and cold water in a tiled-floor bath-room, and a concrete cellar for the woman's preserved things and built-in cupboards, lots of closets, a big garret, and hardwood floors and fancy paper on the walls, and the prettiest polished golden oak furniture you can buy in Kansas City, not to mention a big fireplace and wide, sunny porches.
There are now 1,845 student living units with "built-ins"; each room includes a built-in double clothes chest, a combination desk vanity and a bookcase.
Unusual as a Schindler multiunit complex housed in a single building, it boasts a penthouse, extensive built-in furniture, and clever Schindler-specified enclosed garden patios to lend privacy to the lower units.
The arches rise above crisply detailed Tuscan columns with plenty of built-in storage under them.
Leading designers and architects offer more than 250 crisp ideas for blending built-in furniture and storage into the home in this must-have manual (Taunton Press; $19.
Photo: Headboard wall with cantilevered light soffit has built-in night stands at sides of bed platform.
In addition to the built-in features, the house is also filled with high-efficiency Energy Star products - such as a refrigerator, clothes washer and dryer, and dishwasher - all of which were provided by Edison.
The built-in counters, a tall bookcase wall, recessed display niches, and a bedroom couch replace independent pieces of furniture and make the rooms seem less cramped.
Landlubbers can learn about the benefits of built-in furniture from this remodeled houseboat on Seattle's Lake Union.
The interior is further enhanced with Timberlake's built-in cabinetry in six rooms, including the garage retreat's refreshment area and plasma TV base created with Timberlake's Sonoma(TM) Cherry Spice cabinets.
Unit features include built-in surround sound wiring, crown molding in the living and dining rooms, a marble entry, kitchen and bathroom floors and wood-burning fireplaces, ten-foot ceilings, multimedia built-ins and built-in computer workstations and desks.