em·​bed·​ded | \ im-ˈbe-dəd How to pronounce embedded (audio) \

Definition of embedded

1 : occurring as a grammatical constituent (such as a verb phrase or clause) within a like constituent
2 : enclosed closely in or as if in a matrix : set firmly into a mass or material Every nuclear sample has a host of distinctive attributes, including the exact mix of impurities, the ratio of different radioactive isotopes, even embedded carbon compounds that indicate the sample's age.Discover
3 : attached to a military unit or group for some purpose (such as covering a conflict or providing expert advice) an embedded journalist embedded military advisors
4a of digital content : drawn from and linked to an external source but displayed or accessed locally an embedded video Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.sportsnewsireland.com
b of a device or system : functioning as part of a larger device rather than as an independent unit or system a smartphone with embedded sensors … even low-end cars nowadays have 30 to 50 embedded computers—which means that most vehicles are running millions of lines of software code, controlling everything from the brakes to the air conditioning.— John Naughton

Other Words from embedded

embedding \ im-​ˈbe-​diŋ How to pronounce embedded (audio) \ noun

Examples of embedded in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The mythology of the hyper-violent West became so embedded in American consciousness that Teddy Roosevelt could construct a notion of American identity around it. Phil Klay, The New Yorker, 11 June 2022 To date, HueArts’ key findings have highlighted how deeply embedded arts entities are in their neighborhoods and often relied upon to provide more than just arts programming. Dr. Brittany Chambers, Forbes, 1 June 2022 An embedded fintech factory consists of a: 1) Digital products organization. Ron Shevlin, Forbes, 12 Apr. 2021 McFarlane thinks so, not least because tech companies are leading a much more embedded digital revolution. Trevor Clawson, Forbes, 15 May 2022 Heavy downpours and embedded thunder are possible at times, especially late Friday afternoon into the overnight hours. Washington Post, 5 May 2022 The study, published in the Academy of Management Journal in 2009, found that one worker’s decision to quit a company was likely to inspire others who didn’t feel strongly embedded at the company to do the same. Sophie Mellor, Fortune, 25 Jan. 2022 Total revenue from the emerging memories will likely exceed $44B by 2031, driven by standalone as well as embedded applications. Tom Coughlin, Forbes, 30 Dec. 2021 The key is to understand which spend categories are generating the highest embedded emissions and then trying to understand the GHG footprints and sustainability practices of individual suppliers. Felicia Jackson, Forbes, 13 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of embedded

1961, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Embedded.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/embedded. Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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