With etymological origin in Latin incrustāre, the term embed has several meanings recognized in the dictionary of the Royal Spanish Academy (RAE ). The concept can be used to refer to fit or embed an element on a hard surface .
In the field of art and decoration, therefore, embedding consists of insert a metal, mineral or other element in a different material . Inlays are common in jewelry: a gold ring can have diamond inlays, to cite a possibility.
A mineral crust can be embedded in a surface through substances that are dissolved in Water . When something remains exposed a lot weather in hard water, it is usual for a limestone inlay .
To the accumulation of plants, animals or microorganisms on a wet surface, meanwhile, it is called biological inlay . It is common that certain organisms are embedded in the hulls of the ships, causing various inconveniences.
In colloquial language, the notion of embedding is often used to name what happens when a body penetrates violently into another or adheres to it. For example: "When running out of brakes, the driver could not avoid embedding the car in the house", "A strong shot with the left leg allowed the Moroccan player to embed the ball in the goal of the rival team and score the first goal of the match", "The dentist will be responsible for embedding the false tooth as soon as the swelling is reduced".
Embedding can even be linked to symbolic elements: “I will repeat it to you so many times that I will embed the idea in your mind”, "I don't know how to embed subtitles in this digital video".