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 Dictionary entry overview: What does embedded mean? 

EMBEDDED (adjective)
  The adjective EMBEDDED has 2 senses:

1. enclosed firmly in a surrounding mass
2. inserted as an integral part of a surrounding whole

  Familiarity information: EMBEDDED used as an adjective is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

EMBEDDED (adjective)

Sense 1embedded [BACK TO TOP]


Enclosed firmly in a surrounding mass

Context examples:

found pebbles embedded in the silt / stone containing many embedded fossils / peach and plum seeds embedded in a sweet edible pulp


enclosed (closed in or surrounded or included within)

Sense 2embedded [BACK TO TOP]


Inserted as an integral part of a surrounding whole

Context examples:

confused by the embedded Latin quotations / an embedded subordinate clause


integrated (formed into a whole or introduced into another entity)

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