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# Embedment vs. Embed

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Embedmentnoun

The act of embedding or the state of being embedded.

Embedverb

To lay as in a bed; to lay in surrounding matter; to bed.

‘to embed something in clay, mortar, or sand’;

Embedmentnoun

An embedded structure, especially a steel structure, embedded in concrete that transmits external loads to it.

Embedverb

(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.’;

Embedmentnoun

The act of embedding, or the state of being embedded.

Embedverb

(computing) To encapsulate within another document or data file (unrelated to the other computing meaning of embedded as in embedded system).

‘The instructions showed how to embed a chart from the spreadsheet within the wordprocessor document.’;

Embedment

Embedment is a phenomenon in mechanical engineering in which the surfaces between mechanical members of a loaded joint embed. It can lead to failure by fatigue as described below, and is of particular concern when considering the design of critical fastener joints.

Embedverb

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 $\mathbb\left\{R\right\}^3$.’;

Embednoun

An embedded reporter/journalist: a war reporter assigned to and travelling with a military unit.

Embednoun

Embednoun

(computing) An item embedded in another document.

Embedverb

To lay as in a bed; to lay in surrounding matter; to bed; as, to embed a thing in clay, mortar, or sand.

Embedverb

fix or set securely or deeply;

‘He planted a knee in the back of his opponent’; ‘The dentist implanted a tooth in the gum’;