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verb [transitive] embed pronunciation in British English /ɪmˈbed/
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  1. 1
    to fix something firmly in a surface or object
    embed something in something: She let go of the knife, leaving it embedded in the wood.
  2. 2
    to make something a fixed and important part of something else
    be embedded in something: Traces of earlier ways of life are embedded in modern society.


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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