electric, electrical
exposed, faulty
structured (AmE)

a structured wiring network

mains (BrE)
house, phone, telephone
brain, internal, neural (all figurative)

Our internal wiring has not changed much since the time of our hairy ancestors.


The existing wiring will have to be replaced.

check, check over

We'd better get an electrician to check the wiring before we start decorating.


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