embedded

adjective
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

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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 hot water and steam penetrate the carpet fibers all the way down to the backing to loosen any embedded soil, dust, or greasy deposits. Brett Martin, Popular Mechanics, "10 Carpet-Cleaning Secrets From the Pros," 9 Apr. 2021 Three distinct designs that are still very embedded with the Birkenstock DNA, available later this month on 1774.com, t-o-o-g-o-o-d.com, and Matchesfashion.com. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "Faye Toogood and Birkenstock Collaborate on a Puffy Yet Practical Shoe," 1 Apr. 2021 If dirt and debris are clinging to your wall, they'll become embedded in your new paint. Tamara Gane, Southern Living, "Can You Paint Over Wallpaper?," 17 Mar. 2021 Here’s a look at how businesses can use embedded intelligence to prepare for uncertainty and meet ever-changing customer expectations. Debanjan Saha, Forbes, "You Can’t Predict The Unpredictable, But You Can Prepare For It.," 25 Feb. 2021 Alexa’s accuracy and speed is outstanding, better than Acura’s embedded voice recognition. Tribune News Service, cleveland, "Acura’s sleek and sporty 2022 MDX gets luxury brand’s SUV back on track," 6 Feb. 2021 Emphasizing essential online safety messages little and often, regardless of what the class is, will help them to become embedded. Al Kingsley, Forbes, "Staying Safe Online: Why Education Is More Important Than Ever," 26 Feb. 2021 Alexa’s accuracy and speed is outstanding, better than Acura’s embedded voice recognition. Tribune News Service, cleveland, "Acura’s sleek and sporty 2022 MDX gets luxury brand’s SUV back on track," 6 Feb. 2021 While supercell individual storms will have the highest chance of producing strong, long-track tornadoes, the final line of storms tonight could still produce embedded tornadoes. Paul Douglas, Star Tribune, "Spring Fling: 50s Return With Mild Bias Into Late March," 17 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of embedded

1961, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of embedded was in 1961

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15 Apr 2021

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“Embedded.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/embedded. Accessed 19 Apr. 2021.

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