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Embedded or embedding may refer to:

In sciences[edit]

  • In mathematics, embedding is one instance of some mathematical object contained within another instance
  • Distributed generation of energy, also known as embedded generation or decentralized generation
  • In psychology, self-embedding is an activity in which one pushes items into one's own flesh in order to feel pain
  • In biology, embedding is part of sample preparation for electron microscopes, in which the sample is infused with a plastic, which then hardens so the sample can be cut into thin slices.

In computing[edit]

  • An embedded system is a special-purpose system in which the computer is completely encapsulated by the device it controls
  • Embedding media into a text document, forming a compound document
    • <embed></embed>, an element that inserts a non-standard object into the HTML document, see HTML element#embed
  • Font embedding is inclusion of font files inside an electronic document

In linguistics[edit]

In art[edit]