as·​sem·​bler | \ ə-ˈsem-b(ə-)lər \

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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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 Foxconn Industrial Internet , a subsidiary of Taiwanese iPhone assembler Hon Hai Precision , has gained 74% since making its debut in Shanghai last Friday. Jacky Wong, WSJ, "Xiaomi IPO Gets a Vital Helping Hand From Home," 12 June 2018 Photo: Kin Cheung/Associated Press IPhone assembler Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. 2317 -3.35% , better known as Foxconn, fell 3.3% to a fresh two-year low. Saumya Vaishampayan, WSJ, "Trump’s Apple Tweet Takes a Bite Out of Asian Suppliers," 10 Sep. 2018 The capacity of the assembler Quanta is full already; therefore, the supply cannot improve significantly until second supplier Compal’s mass production for Apple Watch Series 4 starting from November. Dani Deahl, The Verge, "The iPhone XS Max is outselling the iPhone XS, according to analyst report," 24 Sep. 2018 Apple’s largest iPhone assembler, Foxconn Technology Group, isn’t participating in the fund. Tripp Mickle, WSJ, "Apple Sets $300 Million Clean Energy Fund for China Amid Trade Tensions," 12 July 2018 Prior to his retirement, he was employed for over 35 years by Pratt & Whitney Aircraft, East Hartford as an experimental assembler., "John J. Leckfor," 5 July 2018 Robert retired as an assembler from General Electric in 1998.He enjoyed playing cards and going to the beaches in Florida. Hartford Courant,, "Robert L. Moffette," 12 July 2018 Eventually, of course, US workers could make those parts for auto assemblers in the US. Molly Jackson, The Christian Science Monitor, "In a US-China trade war, big losers include ... BMW? Taiwan?," 12 July 2018

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First Known Use of assembler

1615, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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