as·​sem·​bler ə-ˈsem-b(ə-)lər How to pronounce assembler (audio)
: one that assembles
: a computer program that automatically converts instructions written in assembly language into machine language

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The biggest assembler of iPhones said component shortages that have plagued electronics production for more than a year are showing signs of easing, a potentially encouraging signal for manufacturers across industries. Debby Wu,, 10 Feb. 2022 By 2011, Foxconn had already established itself as a reliable partner to Apple, as the assembler of iPhones. Eamon Barrett, Fortune, 10 Feb. 2023 Curry got his start with the UAW in 1992 when he was hired as a truck assembler at Freightliner Trucks in Mount Holly, North Carolina, according to the union. Eric D. Lawrence, Detroit Free Press, 14 Jan. 2023 For years, Foxconn has been the exclusive assembler of the iPhone Pro line. Maren Estrada, BGR, 28 Dec. 2022 Associated Press Foxconn, the biggest contract assembler of smartphones and other electronics for Apple and other global brands, addressed employees' complaints about wage discrepancies in its Thursday apology. CBS News, 24 Nov. 2022 Shenzhen is where the contract assembler often first translates a brand’s product blueprints and prototypes into a detailed manufacturing plan, according to the people. Yang Jie, WSJ, 31 Oct. 2022 Videos posted on social media showed violent clashes between authorities and employees of Foxconn, a contract assembler that makes iPhones. Will Daniel, Fortune, 23 Nov. 2022 Last week Lordstown Motors, which has just begun limited commercial production, announced a $170 million funding deal with iPhone assembler Foxconn. Stephen Wilmot, WSJ, 16 Nov. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1615, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of assembler was in 1615

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Cite this Entry

“Assembler.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Mar. 2023.

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as·​sem·​bler ə-ˈsem-b(ə-)lər How to pronounce assembler (audio)
: one that assembles
: a computer program that turns instructions written in assembly language into machine language

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