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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.
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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.
For example, when it comes to built-in features, you can contract with your merchandiser for installation or have your own crews do the work.
Photo: Headboard wall with cantilevered light soffit has built-in night stands at sides of bed platform.
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.