Last modified on 20 November 2014, at 08:38

embed

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EtymologyEdit

From em- +‎ bed.

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VerbEdit

embed (third-person singular simple present embeds, present participle embedding, simple past and past participle embedded)

  1. To lay as in a bed; to lay in surrounding matter; to bed; as, to embed a thing in clay, mortar, or sand.
    • 1859, Charles Darwin, The Origin of Species:
      I have given my reasons for believing that … ; and that blank intervals of vast duration, as far as fossils are concerned, occurred during the periods when the bed of the sea was either stationary or rising, and likewise when sediment was not thrown down quickly enough to embed and preserve organic remains.
  2. (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. (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.
  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.

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NounEdit

embed (plural embeds)

  1. An embedded reporter/journalist: a war reporter assigned to and travelling with a military unit.
  2. An element of an advertisement, etc. serving as a subliminal message.
    • 1992, Sammy Richard Danna, Advertising and Popular Culture
      He alleges that ads for Seagram's gin, Chivas Regal scotch, Bacardi rum, Sprite soda, Camel and Kent cigarettes, Tweed perfume, Kanon cologne and myriad other products include embeds surreptitiously placed to induce purchase.
  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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