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 [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).

(01 Mar 1995)

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Tissue is embedded in wax or plastic in order to prepare sections for microscopical examination. The embedding medium provides mechanical support.

This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology

(11 Mar 2008)