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

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Site Solar, an assembler of solar-powered mobile light towers, opened in October 2018, occupying 40,000 square feet at Eliseo Felix Jr. Way and Riley Drive. Pier Simeri, azcentral, "Destination Avondale: City hot spots continue to gain traction," 28 Aug. 2019 Joe was employed as an assembler for Fafnir and a member of its UAW local 133. courant.com, "Joseph J. Mazur," 11 Aug. 2019 China is the final exporter of many IT products (which contain substantial value added by US manufacturers, such as Apple, Intel and Micron) and switching to non-Chinese assemblers will be slow and costly. Mary E. Lovely For Cnn Business Perspectives, CNN, "Trump's new tariffs will cause more pain for Americans," 6 Aug. 2019 The nomination of Han Kuo-yu, who survived a challenge from Terry Gou, founder of the world’s largest iPhone assembler, will offer Taiwan’s voters a stark choice in January’s election between governments leaning toward Washington or Beijing. Chris Horton, BostonGlobe.com, "Populist mayor is picked to run against Taiwan’s president," 15 July 2019 Car assemblers and part makers are already paying more for steel and aluminum due to tariffs. Mike Colias, WSJ, "New Tariffs Threaten to Boost Prices of Imported Cars and Parts," 15 Feb. 2019 Duke Ellington was less a composer of melodies than an assembler of melodic compositions. Dominic Green, WSJ, "‘Help!’ Review: Credit Where Credit Is Due," 16 Nov. 2018 Taiwanese billionaire Terry Gou, chairman of iPhone assembler Foxconn Technology Group, declared his candidacy for president of Taiwan, in a marked shift for the island’s politics, his company and, potentially, relations with China. Yoko Kubota, WSJ, "iPhone-Assembly Tycoon to Seek Taiwan Presidency After Consulting Sea Goddess," 17 Apr. 2019 While China has accounted for nearly 20% of the company’s sales, with middle-class and wealthy Chinese snapping up its high-end devices, Apple also counts on the country as the final assembler for most products. WSJ, "Chinese Consumers Curb Spending, Likely Deepening Slowdown," 3 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of assembler

1615, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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