• IPA: /ɪmˈbɛd/, /əmˈbɛd/, /ɛmˈbɛd/

embed (embeds, present participle embedding; past and past participle embedded)

  1. (transitive) To lay as in a bed; to lay in surrounding matter; to bed.
    to embed something in clay, mortar, or sand
  2. (transitive, by extension) To include in surrounding matter.
    We wanted to embed our reporter with the Fifth Infantry Division, but the Army would have none of it.
  3. (transitive, computing) To encapsulate within another document or data file.
    The instructions showed how to embed a chart from the spreadsheet within the wordprocessor document.
  4. (mathematics, transitive) To define a one-to-one function from (one set) to another so that certain properties of the domain are preserved when considering the image as a subset of the codomain.
    The torus S^1\times S^1 can be embedded in \mathbb{R}^3.
Translations Translations Noun

embed (plural embeds)

  1. An embedded reporter or journalist, such as a war reporter assigned to and travelling with a military unit, or a political reporter assigned to follow and report on the campaign of a candidate.
  2. An element of an advertisement, etc. serving as a subliminal message.
  3. (computing) An item embedded in another document.
    • 2006, Richard Rutter, Andy Budd, Simon Collison, Blog Design Solutions
      When you change the content of these embeds, this information will be automatically updated in every page that the embeds are included in.
    • 2011, Steve Fulton, Jeff Fulton, HTML5 Canvas (page 265)
      Adding controls, looping, and autoplay to an HTML5 video embed is simple.

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