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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English

embed

verb
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
embedded journalist
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADVERB
deeply
▪ What research has shown is that these tendencies to behave in certain ways are deeply embedded in past experiences.
▪ This denial is deeply embedded in politics.
▪ Had her dream hero been so deeply embedded in her heart that her mind had never stopped believing in him?
▪ Our roots are deeply embedded in polluted soil.
▪ For no work of art which is deeply embedded in the imagination can ever be still or dead.
▪ Nevertheless, live animal experimentation is deeply embedded in the culture of contemporary biomedical science.
in
▪ Is the in the input embedded in would you or is it the first phoneme of judge?
▪ What research has shown is that these tendencies to behave in certain ways are deeply embedded in past experiences.
▪ But, because of the sort of story he is embedded in, integrity, however twisted, he must have.
▪ Her entire metal skeleton was jolted, shocking the still-fresh flesh it was embedded in.
■ NOUN
culture
▪ That dominance thrives on the enthusiasm for positive and effective government that is embedded in our political culture.
▪ It is rooted in history, embedded in bureaucratic culture, and encouraged by outside groups.
▪ Nevertheless, live animal experimentation is deeply embedded in the culture of contemporary biomedical science.
▪ However, the whole issue of long work hours was so embedded in the culture that few firms dared break the pattern.
system
▪ Embedded Neural Networks A neural network embedded in an expert system has many advantages.
▪ Personally, we would not consider delivering a neural network unless it was embedded in an expert system.
■ VERB
become
▪ These paths become embedded in the landscape, and so do you, literally.
▪ They have accumulated over decades to become embedded in the fabric of institutions.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ Her feelings of guilt are deeply embedded in her personality.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ A punishment stake had been embedded in the turf opposite the west door of the church.
▪ One solution is to embed your neural network in an expert system.
▪ Personal photographs are embedded in the lives of those who own or make use of them.
▪ The blastocyst will now implant or embed itself in the endometrium, losing its membrane.
▪ The making of personal portraits was part of this popular aesthetic, firmly embedded in commercial practices.
▪ The remark just goes to show how embedded age-related stereotypes are.
▪ This denial is deeply embedded in politics.
▪ This mythology is in part embedded in our history.
Wiktionary

embed

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

embed

1778, "to lay in a bed (of surrounding matter)," from em- (1) + bed (n.). Originally a geological term, in reference to fossils in rock; figurative sense is by 1835; meaning "place (a journalist) within a military unit at war" is from 2003 and the Iraq war. Related: Embedded; embedding.

The Collaborative International Dictionary

Embed

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.

WordNet

embed

  1. 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]

  2. [also: embedding, embedded]

Wikipedia

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.