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Imbed

Variant of embed.

Embed

To fix firmly in a surrounding mass
Embed a post in concrete.
Fossils embedded in shale.

Imbed

Alternative spelling of embed

Embed

To cause to be an integral part of a surrounding whole
"a minor accuracy embedded in a larger untruth" (Ian Jack).

Imbed

To sink or lay, as in a bed; to deposit in a partly inclosing mass, as of clay or mortar; to cover, as with earth, sand, etc.

Embed

(Linguistics)To insert or position (a clause or phrase) within a clause or phrase.
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Imbed

Fix or set securely or deeply;
He planted a knee in the back of his opponent
The dentist implanted a tooth in the gum

Embed

(Computers)To insert (a virus, for example) into a software program.

Embed

To assign (a journalist) to travel with a military unit during an armed conflict.

Embed

(Biology)To enclose (a specimen) in a supporting material before sectioning for microscopic examination.

Embed

To become embedded
The harpoon struck but did not embed.

Embed

One that is embedded, especially a journalist who is assigned to an active military unit.
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Embed

(transitive) To lay (something) as in a bed; to lay in surrounding matter; to bed.
To embed something in clay, mortar, or sand

Embed

To include (something) in surrounding matter.
We wanted to embed our reporter with the Fifth Infantry Division, but the Army would have none of it.

Embed

To encapsulate within another document or data file.
The instructions showed how to embed a chart from the spreadsheet within the wordprocessor document.

Embed

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.

Embed

(journalism) 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.

Embed

An element of an advertisement, etc. serving as a subliminal message.

Embed

(computing) An item embedded in another document.

Embed

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

Embed

Fix or set securely or deeply;
He planted a knee in the back of his opponent
The dentist implanted a tooth in the gum

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