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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 Thus far, China’s major role in the semiconductor world has been that of assembler and packager. Rich Karlgaard, Forbes, 10 Sep. 2021 But the incident could affect the Taiwanese assembler’s relationship with Apple, which has shown greater willingness to clamp down on labor violations at its hundreds of suppliers. Debby Wu,, 15 Dec. 2020 Earlier, Thompson had written Unix for the PDP-7 in assembler, but even in 1969 this was not an ideal way to write an operating system. Richard Jensen, Ars Technica, 9 Dec. 2020 Magnets suspend the entire assembler so that the biological parts can interact and bond without drifting apart. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, 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, 1 June 2020 Layoffs will include assemblers, who put together items like grills and patio furniture. Nathaniel Meyersohn, CNN, 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, 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, 31 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of assembler

1615, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Assembler.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Oct. 2021.

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