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EMBEDDED

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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]

Meaning:

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

Similar:

enclosed (closed in or surrounded or included within)


Sense 2embedded [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Inserted as an integral part of a surrounding whole

Context examples:

confused by the embedded Latin quotations / an embedded subordinate clause

Similar:

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


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