Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
n. 1 An embedded reporter/journalist: a war reporter assigned to and travelling with a military unit. 2 An element of an advertisement, etc. serving as a subliminal message. 3 (context computing English) An item embedded in another document. vb. 1 To lay as in a bed; to lay in surrounding matter; to bed; as, to embed a thing in clay, mortar, or sand. 2 (context by extension English) To include in surrounding matter. 3 (context computing English) To encapsulate within another document or data file (unrelated to the other computing meaning of embedded as in embedded system). 4 (context mathematics transitive English) To define a one-to-one function from (one set) to another so that certain property of the domain are preserved when considering the image as a subset of the codomain.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Embed \Em*bed"\ ([e^]m*b[e^]d"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Embedded; p. pr. & vb. n. Embedding.] [Pref. em- + bed. Cf. Imbed.] To lay as in a bed; to lay in surrounding matter; to bed; as, to embed a thing in clay, mortar, or sand.
Usage examples of "embed".
Then it probably would embed the algorithm in a tamper-proof chip, and within five years every computer would come preloaded with a Digital Fortress chip.
Numataka could embed the algorithm in tamper-proof, spray-sealed VSLI chips and mass market them to world computer manufacturers, governments, industries, and perhaps, even the darker markets .
The entertainmentization of malls is part of a larger shift in commercial culture, as people have shifted from buying goods to buying experiences, some of them embedded in goods.
Moreover, Chib makes a distinction which is deeply embedded in this society.
At any rate, there was no sluglike pest hanging from its belly, though Jameson thought he detected an old cicatrix where a tiny bloodsucking head might once have been embedded.
He eased up off the floor and padded quietly over to the sleek datacom embedded in the wall.
One was of a seraphic disposition, although embedded in the essence of a dybbuk, which made him very unhappy, whereas the other was of the darkest diabolical nature, and enjoyed every evil fantasy inspired in him by the God of the Depths.
Their glands are much elongated, and lie embedded on the upper surface of the pedicel, instead of standing at the apex.
It was, of course, already our strong tendency in the Industrial Age to embed intelligence in mechanisms, which thereby gained increasing ability to run by themselves.
He wanted every possible contact with this real familiar world, wanted to embed every least part of it into him as protection against the cold alien presence that was pervading the mountain.
In particular, we might work to embed a rearmed Iraq within a regional alliance system including the Gulf states, the United States, and possibly Jordan and Egypt as well.
The shaft whistled past her ear to embed itself in the heart of another cultist.
They can express the whole range from this microtime of orgasm, through the stages of embedding of the foetus in the womb, to the Ages of Manto .
Kayapi so soon after showing glimmerings of intelligence, so I put off asking for the other pieces to be put into place: particularly the problem of the woman in the taboo hut, pregnant and yet receiving the embedding drug .
Their Bruxo is practising with amazing skill that deep embedding of languagethat Rousselian embedding which we talked about so long ago in Africa as the most freakish of possibilities.