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Wordnet 3.0

ADJECTIVE (1)

1. existing as an essential constituent or characteristic;
- Example: "the Ptolemaic system with its built-in concept of periodicity"
- Example: "a constitutional inability to tell the truth"
[syn: built-in, constitutional, inbuilt, inherent, integral]


WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

built-in adj 1: existing as an essential constituent or characteristic; "the Ptolemaic system with its built-in concept of periodicity"; "a constitutional inability to tell the truth" [syn: built-in, constitutional, inbuilt, inherent, integral]
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

built-in (Or "primitive") A built-in function or operator is one provided by the lowest level of a language implementation. This usually means it is not possible (or efficient) to express it in the language itself. Typical examples are the basic arithmetic and Boolean operators (in C syntax: +, -, *, /, %, !, &&, ||), bit manipulation operators (~, &, |, ^) and I/O primitives. Other common functions may be provided in libraries but are not built-in if they are written in the language being implemented. (1995-02-14)