em·bed [v. em-bed; n. em-bed]
verb (used with object), em·bed·ded, em·bed·ding.
- to fix into a surrounding mass: to embed stones in cement.
- Histology . to infiltrate (a biological tissue) with molten paraffin or other plastic material that later solidifies, enabling the preparation to be sliced very thin for viewing under a microscope.
- Mathematics . to map a set into another set.
- Grammar . to insert (a construction, as a phrase or clause) into a larger construction, as a clause or sentence.
- Digital Technology . to place (text, images, sound, or computer code) in a computer file, HTML document, software program, or electronic device: how to embed videos on your website; embedded software in cars and airplanes.
- the art or science of making practical application of the knowledge of pure sciences, as physics or chemistry, as in the construction of engines, bridges, buildings, mines, ships, and chemical plants.
- the action, work, or profession of an engineer.
- skillful or artful contrivance; maneuvering.