Meaning of embedded in English:


Pronunciation /ɪmˈbɛdɪd/

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(also imbedded)
  • 1(of an object) fixed firmly and deeply in a surrounding mass; implanted.

    • ‘a gold ring with nine embedded stones’
    1. 1.1Linguistics (of a phrase or clause) placed within another clause or sentence.
      • ‘the embedded sentence has no overt introducer’
    2. 1.2(of a microprocessor) designed and built as an integral part of a system or device.
      • ‘medical equipment using embedded controllers’
  • 2(of a journalist) attached to a military unit during a conflict.

    • ‘embedded journalists were scrutinized for their ability to report with independence’