embed

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Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA: /ɪmˈbɛd/ or /əmˈbɛd/ or /ɛmˈbɛd/
  • (file)

Verb[change]

Plain form
embed

Third-person singular
embeds

Past tense
embedded

Past participle
embedded

Present participle
embedding

  1. (transitive) If you embed something, you put it firmly and deeply in a surrounding mass.
    To embed something in clay, mortar, or sand
  2. (transitive) If you embed a person, you attach someone, usually a journalist, to a military unit during a conflict.
    We wanted to embed our reporter with the Fifth Infantry Division, but the Army would have none of it.
  3. (transitive) (computing) If you embed data, you put it within another document or data file.
    The instructions showed how to embed a chart from the spreadsheet within the wordprocessor document.

Noun[change]

Singular
embed

Plural
embeds

  1. (countable) An 'embed is a journalist who is attached to a military unit during a conflict.