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 for embedding
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Embed \Em*bed"\ ([e^]m*b[e^]d"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Embedded;
     p. pr. & vb. n. Embedding.] [Pref. em- + bed. Cf. Imbed.]
     To lay as in a bed; to lay in surrounding matter; to bed; as,
     to embed a thing in clay, mortar, or sand.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

     1.  One instance of some mathematical object
     contained with in another instance, e.g. a group which is a
     2.  ({domain theory) A complete partial order F in
     [X -> Y] is an embedding if
     (1) For all x1, x2 in X, x1 <= x2  <=>  F x1 <= F x2 and
     (2) For all y in Y, x | F x <= y is directed.
     ("<=" is written in LaTeX as \sqsubseteq).

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