# Embed vs. Imbed

## Difference Between Embed and Imbed

#### Embedverb

To fix firmly in a surrounding mass

embed a post in concrete.fossils embedded in shale.

#### Imbedverb

Variant of embed.

#### Embedverb

To cause to be an integral part of a surrounding whole

"a minor accuracy embedded in a larger untruth" (Ian Jack).

#### Imbedverb

alternative spelling of embed

#### Embedverb

(Linguistics)To insert or position (a clause or phrase) within a clause or phrase.

#### Imbedverb

fix or set securely or deeply;

He planted a knee in the back of his opponentThe dentist implanted a tooth in the gum

#### Embedverb

(Computers)To insert (a virus, for example) into a software program.

#### Embedverb

To assign (a journalist) to travel with a military unit during an armed conflict.

#### Embedverb

(Biology)To enclose (a specimen) in a supporting material before sectioning for microscopic examination.

#### Embedverb

To become embedded

The harpoon struck but did not embed.

#### Embednoun

One that is embedded, especially a journalist who is assigned to an active military unit.

#### Embedverb

To lay as in a bed; to lay in surrounding matter; to bed.

to embed something in clay, mortar, or sand

#### Embedverb

(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.

#### Embedverb

(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.

#### Embedverb

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 $\mathbb\left\{R\right\}^3$.

#### Embednoun

An embedded reporter/journalist: a war reporter assigned to and travelling with a military unit.

#### Embednoun

(computing) An item embedded in another document.

#### Embedverb

fix or set securely or deeply;

He planted a knee in the back of his opponentThe dentist implanted a tooth in the gum