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embed

[em′bed]
Also spelled imbed.
(biology)
To prepare a specimen for sectioning for microscopic examination by infiltrating with or enclosing in paraffin or other supporting material.
(science and technology)
To enclose in a matrix.
To closely surround.

embed

To insert into. To enclose. For example, "embedded JavaScript" means that the JavaScript code is inserted into an HTML-coded Web page. An embedded system is a computer built into and specialized for a particular product rather than a general-purpose desktop or laptop machine. See embedded system, microcontroller and JavaScript.
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A key difference between this method of moving fixtures within the factory and a conventional system with precision embedments involves the leveling of the fixture.
As part of a research team, comprising literary scholars and cognitive neuroscientists, studying theory of mind with fMRI, I was in charge of putting together a series of narrative vignettes containing different levels of what we called "mental embedment." To briefly illustrate our principle of counting levels of mental embedment, consider the following four examples: The sentence, "My last name begins with a Z, while Alan's last name begins with a P" contains no mental states, hence zero embedment.
In other words, if we are talking about underlying themes, evocations, and aphoristic truths, we are in at least the second level of embedment, for, to take in this vignette we have to become aware of the speaker's anticipation of a certain response on the part of the reader.
Identification of existing coatings and types of railing embedments and setting materials also is often necessary.
Researchers have carried out relevant experimental research on fracture conductivity of coal rock, in terms of proppant embedment, crushing and wall compaction, and the damage of fracture fluid residue to fracture conductivity.