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...is that forecast we have today any more hardwired than the forecast that we had five years ago?
What's the meaning of hardwired here?
Thanks in advance.
Could it mean "structured"?
§ A computer or electronic device that is hard-wired is built to work in a particular way and you cannot change the way it performs with new software, etc.
• informal If someone or something is hard-wired to do a particular thing, they automatically do it and cannot change that behavior
Humans are hard-wired to love fattening foods.
The second meaning can be applied here: thatforecast we have today any more hardwired ? Does the forecast has the same fixed pattern of prediction as the forecast that we had five years ago or is there a significant change?
I suspect that in this sentence "hardwired" is synonymous with "certain". I think we all have to remember that there are many liberties taken now more than ever when it comes to language and its use. Sometimes we have to just "go with the flow". As I have said once or twice before, remember Humpty Dumpty's quote from Alice In Wonderland, "When I use a word it means exactly what I want it to mean, nothing more nothing less".