AskDefine | Define embedded

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]embedded adj
1 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"
2 inserted as an integral part of a surrounding whole; "confused by the embedded Latin quotations"; "an embedded subordinate clause"embedded See embed

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. past of embed


  1. To be part of, and firmly, or securely surrounded; lodged solidly into.
  2. To be partially buried in concrete or planted in earth.


to be part of, and firmly, or securely surrounded; lodged solidly into
to be partially buried in concrete or planted in earth
  • Dutch: verankerd, vastgebetonneerd
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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.
embedded in German: Embedded
embedded in Dutch: Embedded
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