embedded

adjective em·bed·ded \ im-ˈbe-dəd \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

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.
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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

embedding

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First Known Use of embedded

1961

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