Embed vs. Imbed

Embed vs. Imbed — Is There a Difference?

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{R}^3.

Embednoun

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

Embednoun

An element of an advertisement, etc. serving as a subliminal message.

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