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English[]

Alternative forms[]

  • imbed

Etymology[]

en- +‎ bed

Pronunciation[]

  • IPA: /ɛmˈbɛd/, SAMPA: /Em"bEd/
    Rhymes: -ɛd

Verb[]

Infinitive
to Embed

Third person singular
embed

Simple past
ing

Past participle
-

Present participle
d

to Embed (third-person singular simple present embed, present participle d, simple past and past participle ing)

  1. To lay as in a bed; to lay in surrounding matter; to bed; as, to embed a thing in clay, mortar, or sand.
    • 1859, Charles Darwin, The Origin of Species:
      I have given my reasons for believing that … ; and that blank intervals of vast duration, as far as fossils are concerned, occurred during the periods when the bed of the sea was either stationary or rising, and likewise when sediment was not thrown down quickly enough to embed and preserve organic remains.
  2. (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.
  3. (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 word document"
  4. (mathematics, transitive) 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 .

Translations[]

External links[]

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