Definition of hard-code in English:

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[with object] Computing
Fix (data or parameters) in a program in such a way that they cannot be altered without modifying the program.
Example sentences
  • Shaders have been integrated into graphics hardware for some time now, but originally were hard-coded into graphics cards meaning that games developers could not alter the way they worked.
  • True, we have exploited the fact that we can generate a calendar dynamically, but this event was hard-coded into the program, making it impossible for a nonprogrammer to add, modify or delete the event.
  • In an article produced online, it is good manners to turn the reference into an active link, either with or without the link details being hard-coded alongside.

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Syllabification: hard-code

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