1. fixed 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., ⇒ He was in hospital with five bullets embedded in his body., ⇒ There is glass embedded in the cut., ⇒ The thorn was embedded in the cat's paw., ⇒ The rudder was embedded in mud., ⇒ The fossils are embedded in hard sandstones.
2. constituting a permanent and noticeable feature of something ⇒ a deeply embedded feeling of guilt, ⇒ This agreement will be embedded in a state treaty to be signed soon., ⇒ The cult of youth is embedded in our society., ⇒ Racism is deeply embedded in our culture. 3. journalism assigned to accompany an active military unit ⇒ Many embedded reporters in Iraq and Afghanistan became little more than public relations auxiliaries., ⇒ Western journalists are all embedded with the attacking US forces. 4. grammar inserted into a sentence ⇒ Children soon begin to create remarkably complex sentences, with embedded clauses, tag questions, and sentences combined with conjunctions like 'and' and 'but'. 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.
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