AskDefine | Define embed

Dictionary Definition

embed v : fix or set securely or deeply; "He planted a knee in the back of his opponent"; "The dentist implanted a tooth in the gum" [syn: implant, engraft, imbed, plant] [also: embedding, embedded]

User Contributed Dictionary




en- + bed


  1. To lay as in a bed; to lay in surrounding matter; to bed; as, to embed a thing in clay, mortar, or sand.


to lay as in a bed; to lay in surrounding matter

Extensive Definition

Embedded or embedding may refer to:
  • Embedding, one instance of some mathematical object contained within another instance
  • Embedded system, a special-purpose system in which the computer is completely encapsulated by the device it controls
  • In computers, embedding media into a text document, forming a compound document
  • Embedded journalist, a journalist working within and under the control of one side's army in a military conflict
  • Embedded (play), by Tim Robbins about embedded journalists covering military conflict in the US-Iraq war
  • Distributed generation, also known as embedded generation or decentralised generation
  • Center embedding, a linguistic term for a recursive nesting of an element in the middle of a similar element
  • A subordinate clause is sometimes referred to as an embedded clause.
  • In building construction, may refer to a means of providing support or reinforcement, such as structural steel items embedded in a concrete pour.
embed in German: Embedded
embed in Dutch: Embedded

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