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(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.
n. (ĕm′bĕd′)
One that is embedded, especially a journalist who is assigned to an active military unit.

em·bed′ment n.
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Built-in, automated quality assurance and quality control reporting includes the capture of start and end positions, time and elevation as well as actual embedment depth, blow count reporting, and inclination and orientation control.
class="MsoNormalThe embedment of blockchain on Ifmis would scare any IT officer masquerading as a certified ethical hacker' receiving orders from above' to transfer huge amounts of money to certain bank accounts without question as long as they get their facilitation fee'.
In this industry, micro/nanocapsule embedment systems were observed to be one of the most effective approaches for the provision of self-healing ability.
Next the volume engages the topics of opening opportunities to the teaching of minority languages in schools; number sayings, numerology and myths in Shona culture that examine number sayings, number-related myths and the numerological significance of some selected numbers; a study that investigated the extent to which Pfumo Reropa, a 1961 novel by Patrick Chakaipa, can be used to impart Shona economic values among secondary school learners; and a second paper on the same book, but in this study, a look at the role that proverbs play in the book via the embedment of biblical intertextual elements within.
The embedment length into the laminated beam was 400 mm or 450 mm (l = 400 and 450 mm).
This is determined for each length and specific application of Tapcon used in order to meet minimum embedment depths.
Rare complications of IUD insertion are embedment in the myometrium and perforation beyond the uterine serosa, with an incidence rate of 0.01% [2, 3].
* embedding proppant grains in the fracture faces, so-called embedment;
For this series of tests, the embedment depth (H) was 2000 mm, the rubber pneumatic bag length (L) was 1000 m, and the inflation pressure (P) varied from 100 kPa to 400 kPa.
This study was conducted to develop conventional finite element models for guardrail posts with W-beam (wide flange beam) subjected to pendulum impact as it deflects in the soil at various embedment lengths.
It should be mentioned here that the dimensions of sheet pile wall model with the embedment portion within soil domain were fixed for all tests undertaken.