Embed meaning

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To embed is defined as to plant something deeply or firmly, either literally or figuratively.

An example of embed is when you firmly plant an idea in another person's head.

An example of embed is when you put a stick very firmly and deeply into the ground.

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To fix firmly in a surrounding mass.

Embed a post in concrete; fossils embedded in shale.

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To assign (a journalist) to travel with a military unit during an armed conflict.
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To enclose (a specimen) in a supporting material before sectioning for microscopic examination.
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To assign (an observer) to a group engaged in some activity.

To embed journalists with a combat unit.

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One that is embedded, especially a journalist who is assigned to an active military unit.
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To set (flowers, etc.) in earth.
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To set or fix firmly in a surrounding mass.

To embed tiles in cement.

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To fix in the mind, memory, etc.
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To insert (an identification code, a virus, a routine for monitoring access, etc.) into a software program.
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A person who has been embedded.
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To enclose a specimen in a supporting material before sectioning for microscopic examination.
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To insert into. To enclose. For example, "embedded JavaScript" means that the JavaScript code is inserted into an HTML-coded Web page. An embedded system is a computer built into and specialized for a particular product rather than a general-purpose desktop or laptop machine. See embedded system, microcontroller and JavaScript.
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To lay as in a bed; to lay in surrounding matter; to bed; as, to embed a thing in clay, mortar, or sand.
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(by extension) To include in surrounding matter.

We wanted to embed our reporter with the Fifth Infantry Division, but the Army would have none of it.

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(computing) To encapsulate within another document or data file (unrelated to the other computing meaning of embedded as in embedded system).

The instructions showed how to embed a chart from the spreadsheet within the wordprocessor document.

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(mathematics) To define a one-to-one function from (one set) to another so that certain properties of the domain are preserved when considering the image as a subset of the codomain.

The torus can be embedded in .

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An embedded reporter/journalist: a war reporter assigned to and travelling with a military unit.
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(computing) An item embedded in another document.
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To become embedded.

The harpoon struck but did not embed.

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Origin of embed

  • From em- +‎ bed.

    From Wiktionary