assembler

noun
as·​sem·​bler | \ ə-ˈsem-b(ə-)lər How to pronounce assembler (audio) \

Definition of assembler

1 : one that assembles
2a : a computer program that automatically converts instructions written in assembly language into machine language

Examples of assembler in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Magnets suspend the entire assembler so that the biological parts can interact and bond without drifting apart. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, "Russian Cosmonaut Makes Human Cartilage—With Magnets!—in Space," 20 July 2020 Instead of a ready-for-gaming ROM, archivist Rich Whitehouse found the source code, along with most of the game's data and its assembler, in a single directory. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "30 years later, a lost Days of Thunder NES game recovered from 21 floppy disks," 1 June 2020 Layoffs will include assemblers, who put together items like grills and patio furniture. Nathaniel Meyersohn, CNN, "Lowe's is laying off thousands of workers," 1 Aug. 2019 The former furniture assembler’s memory of the shooting is muddied, illustrating some of the complications in investigating cases that happened decades ago. Josh Saul, Newsweek, "Police Justice? A New York Hero Cop is Accused of Putting Innocent Men Behind Bars," 23 Jan. 2018 The jobs that have taken a hit—the jobs that were most easily automated—include production workers, machine operators and assemblers. Michael R. Strain, WSJ, "The American Dream Is Alive and Well," 31 Jan. 2020 The swabs then tend to go to domestic test-kit assemblers that package them for health care use. Lauren Weber And Christina Jewett, USA TODAY, "Coronavirus test swabs aren't your standard Q-tips, and they're running out as testing ramps up," 18 Mar. 2020 Final assemblers such as Nissan, Hyundai and GM aren’t the only ones feeling the impact. NBC News, "Coronavirus expected to slam 2020 global car sales," 26 Feb. 2020 The list of companies suffering from stoppages in China includes major foreign auto makers as well as technology giants such as Apple Inc. and the biggest assembler of its devices, Foxconn Technologies Co. Benjamin Katz And Kwanwoo Jun, WSJ, "Coronavirus Ripple Effects Hit Production at Airbus, Hyundai," 5 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of assembler

1615, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Assembler.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/assembler. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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