built-in ( def 2 ).

1920–25; in-1 + built Unabridged
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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
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Whether the inbuilt chemical protection of such genetically modified crops has reduced the use of pesticide is highly contested.
With no inbuilt vigilance checks and zero accountability, it was bound to be there.
Their inbuilt scepticism of markets as being able to regulate anything is well established.
History shows that, inbuilt though that capacity may be, ideas can short-circuit it.
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