What is the meaning of embedded?


  • Fix or set securely or deeply.
    • usage: "He planted a knee in the back of his opponent"; "The dentist implanted a tooth in the gum"
  • Attach to, as a journalist to a military unit when reporting on a war.
    • usage: "The young reporter was embedded with the Third Division"


  • Enclosed firmly in a surrounding mass.
    • usage: "found pebbles embedded in the silt"; "stone containing many embedded fossils"; "peach and plum seeds embedded in a sweet edible pulp"
  • Inserted as an integral part of a surrounding whole.
    • usage: "confused by the embedded Latin quotations"; "an embedded subordinate clause"
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APAWordNet. (2010). embedded. Retrieved September 25, 2017, from http://smartdefine.org/embedded/definitions/1173228
ChicagoWordNet. 2010. "embedded" http://smartdefine.org/embedded/definitions/1173228 (accessed September 25, 2017).
HarvardWordNet 2010, embedded, Smart Define, viewed 25 September, 2017, <http://smartdefine.org/embedded/definitions/1173228>.
MLAWordNet. "embedded" 23 October 2010. Web. 25 September 2017. <http://smartdefine.org/embedded/definitions/1173228>
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