Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of embedding or the state of being embedded or firmly fixed in some surrounding mass.
  • noun The mason work, clay, cement, or the like, in which something is or is to be embedded.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of embedding, or the state of being embedded.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The act of embedding or the state of being embedded
  • noun An embedded structure, especially a steel structure, embedded in concrete that transmits external loads to it

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Examples

  • An increase in ground temperature along an existing pile is very likely to reduce its bearing capacity or increase the rate of its settlement for two reasons: an increase in the active-layer thickness will reduce the effective embedment length of the pile; and increased temperature will reduce the strength of the frozen soil.

    Infrastructure and climate in the Arctic

  • The bearing capacity of piles embedded in permafrost depends on the type of frozen soil (clay, silt, or sand), its temperature, and the length of pile embedment in the permafrost layer.

    Infrastructure and climate in the Arctic

  • In addition, increased air temperatures are very likely to result in a greater active-layer depth, which will reduce the effective embedment length of the pile in the frozen zone.

    Infrastructure and climate in the Arctic

  • Yon is a self-funded blogger who traveled to Iraq on his own and managed to talk himself into an “embedment” as a journalist with several Army units involved in “the surge”.

    Seeing What We Want to See in What We Can Barely Stand to Look At « Lean Left

  • Yon is a self-funded blogger who traveled to Iraq on his own and managed to talk himself into an “embedment” as a journalist with several Army units involved in “the surge”.

    2007 July 01 « Lean Left

  • Your correspondant got an embedment assignment at Grigsey's to check out how the Kingston mob do it.

    Archive 2007-06-01

  • Your correspondant got an embedment assignment at Grigsey's to check out how the Kingston mob do it.

    At Grigsy's 07/06/07

  • Geraldo speaks up: get his take on "the embedment controversy".

    Archive 2003-05-01

  • Geraldo speaks up: get his take on "the embedment controversy".

    Behind the News

  • "We see great possibilities in an approach of regional embedment and creation of regional networks to maximally use the intellectual, economic and research potentials of regions," he said.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

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