Definition of assembly
1 : a company of persons gathered for deliberation and legislation, worship, or entertainment an assembly of religious leaders
2 capitalized : a legislative body; specifically : the lower house of a legislature
3 : a meeting of a student body and usually faculty for administrative, educational, or recreational purposes A school assembly was held in the auditorium.
5 : a signal for troops to assemble or fall in
6a : the fitting together of manufactured parts into a complete machine, structure, or unit of a machine the assembly of an automobileb : a collection of parts so assembled
Examples of assembly in a Sentence
The parts are made in this factory and then shipped to another country for assembly.
the New York State Assembly
an assembly of armed men
School assemblies were usually held in the cafeteria.
Recent Examples of assembly from the Web
TOKYO ELECTIONS: Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party lost control of the Tokyo metropolitan assembly, winning only 23 of 127 seats in weekend elections.
Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike’s Tomin First (Tokyo Residents First) party won 49 spots in the 127-seat assembly, up from six beforehand.
And former Chicago Tribune reporter Bridget Doyle pointed out: This type of mass-produced, assembly line-style journalism jeopardizes the quality of stories (number of sources, time spent writing) along with leaving more room for error.
Construction is continuing at KTP on a new body shop to rivet and bond parts of the new aluminum alloy body and to add a new trim assembly line for the Expedition and Navigator, Hinrichs said.
The auto maker says its new move was planned before President Donald Trump criticized GM’s Mexican imports, and the new supplier park will trim logistics expenses and bring other gains from proximity of parts to the assembly plant.
A cooking fellowship The cinnamon and other sweet spices in this pastitsio come from more than that one dusting during assembly.
Vucic’s populist party has a big majority in the assembly, and it is expected that her government will be approved.
Members of Ramona High School’s band introduced their various instruments to students at James Dukes Elementary School during an assembly to encourage interest in next school year’s music program.
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ASSEMBLY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of assembly for English Language Learners
: the act of connecting together the parts of something (such as a machine) : the act of assembling something
: a group of people who make and change laws for a government or organization
: a group of people who have gathered together
ASSEMBLY Defined for Kids
Definition of assembly for Students
1 : a group of people gathered together an assembly of citizens a school assembly
2 cap : a group of people who make and change laws for a government or organization
3 : the act of gathering together The right of assembly is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.
4 : the act of connecting together the parts of This toy requires no assembly.
5 : a collection of parts that make up a complete unit Remove the rear wheel assembly.
Legal Definition of assembly
1a : a company of persons collected together in one place usually for some common purpose b capitalized : a legislative body especially that makes up the lower house of a legislature — see also general assembly, legislative assembly
2 : the act of coming together : the condition of being assembled — see also unlawful assembly
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