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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
1. To fix firmly in a surrounding mass: embed a post in concrete; fossils embedded in shale.
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.
To become embedded: The harpoon struck but did not embed.
One that is embedded, especially a journalist who is assigned to an active military unit.
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
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|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"