Learn English – Is “imbedded” a valid spelling of the word “embedded”


I have seen this used on our marketing materials:

The technology imbedded in this solution will help improve productivity.

I was going to flag it as a spelling error, however Googling provided some references to it being a proper usage.

My instinct is that it is wrong however, can anyone shed any light?

Best Answer

Regarding Oxford Dictionaries, yes it is:


Pronunciation: /emˈbed/

(also imbed /im-/)