from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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


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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

    Archive 2007-06-01

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

    Archive 2003-05-01

  • "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

  • But it was a story not so much the embedment, but the chance to watch them close up.

    CNN Transcript May 22, 2003

  • QUESTION: Are you having second thoughts on the policy of embedment?

    CNN Transcript Apr 1, 2003

  • Perfect this in each man, and illuminate his whole organism and its relations with adequate intelligence, and we have a true resurrection, not indeed of decayed bodies from the grave, but of historic states of consciousness from their latent embedment in the nervous system, and their undulatory record in the dynamic medium of the creation.

    The Destiny of the Soul A Critical History of the Doctrine of a Future Life


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