Meaning of self-embedded in English:

self-embedded

adjective

  • 1Of an object: inserted by a person into a part of his or her body. rare before 21st century.

  • 2Linguistics
    Of a syntactic unit: that is contained within another of the same category; (of a sentence, phrase, etc.) characterized by self-embedding. Compare "embedded", self-embedding .

Pronunciation

self-embedded

/ˌsɛlfɪmˈbɛdɪd/ /ˌsɛlfɛmˈbɛdɪd/

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Lloyd's Weekly Newspaper. From self- + embedded.