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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.

embedded

(ɪmˈbɛdɪd)
adj
1. fixed firmly and deeply in a surrounding solid mass
2. constituting a permanent and noticeable feature of something
3. (Journalism & Publishing) journalism assigned to accompany an active military unit
4. (Grammar) grammar inserted into a sentence
5. (Computer Science) computing (of a piece of software) made an integral part of other software
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.embedded - enclosed firmly in a surrounding mass; "found pebbles embedded in the silt"; "stone containing many embedded fossils"; "peach and plum seeds embedded in a sweet edible pulp"
enclosed - closed in or surrounded or included within; "an enclosed porch"; "an enclosed yard"; "the enclosed check is to cover shipping and handling"
2.embedded - inserted as an integral part of a surrounding whole; "confused by the embedded Latin quotations"; "an embedded subordinate clause"
integrated - formed into a whole or introduced into another entity; "a more closely integrated economic and political system"- Dwight D.Eisenhower; "an integrated Europe"
Translations
ingebedvastgebetonneerdverankerd

embedded

[ɪmˈbɛdɪd] adj
[object] → enfoncé(e)
to be embedded in sth [thorn] → être enfoncé(e) dans qch; [bullet] → être logé(e) dans qch
[values, attitudes] → ancré(e)
to be embedded in sth [value, attitude] [+ mind, psyche, culture, society] → être ancré(e) dans qch
References in classic literature ?
The numerous islands rested on the bosom of the Horican, some low and sunken, as if embedded in the waters, and others appearing to hover about the element, in little hillocks of green velvet; among which the fishermen of the beleaguering army peacefully rowed their skiffs, or floated at rest on the glassy mirror in quiet pursuit of their employment.
The new inhabitant -- who came himself from a foreign land, or whose father or grandfather came -- has little claim to be called a Salemite; he has no conception of the oyster -- like tenacity with which an old settler, over whom his third century is creeping, clings to the spot where his successive generations have been embedded.
But I presently found an antique which was older than either the battered Cathedral or the date assigned to the piece of history; it was a spiral-shaped fossil as large as the crown of a hat; it was embedded in the marble bench, and had been sat upon by tourists until it was worn smooth.
His misses at so short a distance were practically non-existent, nor would he have missed this time but for an accident occurring at the very instant that his finger tightened upon the trigger--an accident to which Meriem owed her life--the providential presence of a water-logged tree trunk, one end of which was embedded in the mud of the river bottom and the other end of which floated just beneath the surface where the prow of Malbihn's canoe ran upon it as he fired.
There, in three or four fathoms of water, between the reefs of Pacou and Vanou, lay anchors, cannons, pigs of lead and iron, embedded in the limy concretions.
A large portion of the cylinder had been uncovered, though its lower end was still embedded.
The more tensely he brooded over the salient points in the life-history of his wife's brother, Bertie Baxter, the deeper did the iron become embedded in his soul.
A winding drive led up between iron stags and blue glass balls embedded in mounds of geraniums to a front door of highly-varnished walnut under a striped verandah-roof; and behind it ran a narrow hall with a black and yellow star-patterned parquet floor, upon which opened four small square rooms with heavy flock-papers under ceilings on which an Italian house-painter had lavished all the divinities of Olympus.
My quarry was plainly visible again, and in the increasing light from the phosphorescent rock that lay embedded in great patches in the roughly arched roof of the cavern I had no difficulty in following him.
Ferguson told us that the silver cross which the good archbishop wore at his girdle was seized and thrown into the Seine, where it lay embedded in the mud for fifteen years, and then an angel appeared to a priest and told him where to dive for it; he did dive for it and got it, and now it is there on exhibition at Notre Dame, to be inspected by anybody who feels an interest in inanimate objects of miraculous intervention.
These sheet-iron chests were embedded in the car in such a way as to take up the least possible amount of space.
Embedded in the prow of the skiff lay the spear that had been cast after me by him whom I suddenly desired to save.