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 for built-in
From 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]

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  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)
  

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