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Embedded or embedding (alternatively imbedded or imbedding) may refer to:


  • Embedding, in mathematics, one instance of some mathematical object contained within another instance
  • Embedded generation, a distributed generation of energy, also known as decentralized generation
  • Self-embedding, in psychology, an activity in which one pushes items into one's own flesh in order to feel pain
  • Embedding, in biology, a part of sample preparation for microscopes
  • Embeddedness, in economics and economic sociology, refers to the degree to which economic activity is constrained by non-economic institutions.



  • Embedded clause or dependent clause: one that provides a sentence element with additional information, but which cannot stand alone as a sentence
  • Center embedding, recursive nesting of an element in the middle of a similar element