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embedded (ɪmˈbɛdɪd) 

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adjective

  1. to fix firmly and deeply in a surrounding solid mass   ⇒ Membrane lipids are arranged in the form of a bilayer, but the bilayer is interrupted by embedded proteins.
  2. constituting a permanent and noticeable feature of something   ⇒ a deeply embedded feeling of guilt
  3. (journalism) assigned to accompany an active military unit   ⇒ Many embedded reporters in Iraq and Afghanistan became little more than public relations auxiliaries.
  4. (grammar) inserted into a sentence
  5. (computing) (of a piece of software) made an integral part of other software   ⇒ The company markets its technology for embedded applications directly to potential licensees   ⇒ The smartcard uses an embedded 8-bit microprocessor running at 5 MHz.

embedded (ɪmˈbɛdɪd) 

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past participle of verb, past tense of verb

  1. of embed

embed or imbed (ɪmˈbɛd Pronunciation for )

Definitions

verb

-beds, -bedding, -bedded
  1. (usually followed by in) to fix or become fixed firmly and deeply in a surrounding solid mass   ⇒ to embed a nail in wood
  2. (transitive) to surround closely   ⇒ hard rock embeds the roots
  3. (transitive) to fix or retain (a thought, idea, etc) in the mind
  4. (often followed by with) to assign a journalist or be assigned as one to accompany an active military unit
  5. (transitive) (grammar) to insert (a subordinate clause) into a sentence

noun

 (ˈɪmbɛd Pronunciation for
  1. a journalist accompanying an active military unit

Derived Forms

emˈbedment noun

Synonyms

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= fix, set, plant, root, sink, lodge, insert, implant, drive in, dig in, hammer in, ram in

Example Sentences Including 'embedded'

Every embedded journalist is obliged to sign a three-page list of "ground rules" with 50 restrictions on what they can report.
Globe and Mail (2003)
Part of that culture is deeply embedded in the academy It's unnecessary.
Globe and Mail (2003)
Posy's fingers were still embedded into the soft leather sleeve of Flynn's jacket.
Christina Jones TICKLED PINK (2002)
Scales make up the patterns on the wings and are embedded in the wing membrane, where they overlap like tiles on a roof.
New Scientist (2004)
She could see more of the icon's depth now, embedded in the wood.
Clive Barker COLDHEART CANYON (2001)
Surgeons decided that it would be too risky to remove the steel pellet embedded in Stuart's brain.
Sun, News of the World (2001)
Then, the structures embedded in the sandstones catch my eye.
Richard Fortey THE EARTH: An Intimate History (2004)
Unable to wait any longer, he rose and sank into the warmth of her, his body embedded deeply in hers.
Lawson, Jonell Roses are for the Rich
Whatever the strange origins of this myth, it became ever more embedded in the consciousness of nationalist Ireland.
Belfast Telegraph (2004)

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