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em·bed

(ĕm-bĕd′) also im·bed (ĭm-)
v. em·bed·ded, em·bed·ding, em·beds also im·bed·ded or im·bed·ding or im·beds
v.tr.
1. To fix firmly in a surrounding mass: embed a post in concrete; fossils embedded in shale.
2.
a. To cause to be an integral part of a surrounding whole: "a minor accuracy embedded in a larger untruth" (Ian Jack).
b. Linguistics To insert or position (a clause or phrase) within a clause or phrase.
c. Computers To insert (a virus, for example) into a software program.
3. To assign (a journalist) to travel with a military unit during an armed conflict.
4. Biology To enclose (a specimen) in a supporting material before sectioning for microscopic examination.
v.intr.
To become embedded: The harpoon struck but did not embed.
n. (ĕm′bĕd′)
One that is embedded, especially a journalist who is assigned to an active military unit.

em·bed′ment n.

embedding

(ɪmˈbɛdɪŋ)
n
(Journalism & Publishing) the practice of assigning a journalist or being assigned to accompany an active military unit
Translations
blocage de déchets radioactifsenrobage de déchets radioactifs

embedding

[ɪmˈbedɪŋ] N (gen) (Ling) → incrustación f
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The joint MontaVista Software/EPI solution provides developers who are embedding MontaVista(TM) Linux(R) on Intel(R) PXA250 and Intel(R) PXA210 processors with a high-speed debugging tool.
In addition to supplying the Hard Hat Linux kernel and facilities for embedding on target hardware, MontaVista also offers an array of cross and native embedded Linux development tools, including C and C++ compilers, application and kernel debuggers, and configuration/scaling tools for the Linux kernel.