embedding meaning

Pronunciation:   "embedding" in a sentence
noun (biology)
  The technique in which specimens are embedded in a supporting medium, such as paraffin wax or epoxy resin, in preparation for sectioning with a microtome and viewing with a microscope


1. <mathematics> One instance of some mathematical object contained with in another instance, e.g. a group which is a subgroup.

2. <theory> (domain theory) A complete partial order F in 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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