assembly

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noun as·sem·bly \ə-ˈsem-blē\

Definition of assembly

plural

assemblies

  1. 1 :  a company of persons gathered for deliberation and legislation, worship, or entertainment an assembly of religious leaders

  2. 2 capitalized :  a legislative body; specifically :  the lower house of a legislature

  3. 3 :  a meeting of a student body and usually faculty for administrative, educational, or recreational purposes A school assembly was held in the auditorium.

  4. 4a :  assemblage 1 an assembly of well-wishersb :  assemblage 2 a place of public assembly

  5. 5 :  a signal for troops to assemble or fall in

  6. 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

  7. 7 :  the translation of assembly language to machine language by an assembler

Examples of assembly in a Sentence

  1. The parts are made in this factory and then shipped to another country for assembly.

  2. the New York State Assembly

  3. an assembly of armed men

  4. School assemblies were usually held in the cafeteria.

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Origin and Etymology of assembly

Middle English assemblee, from Anglo-French, from assembler —see assemble


ASSEMBLY Defined for English Language Learners

assembly

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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

assembly

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noun as·sem·bly \ə-ˈsem-blē\

Definition of assembly for Students

plural

assemblies

  1. 1 :  a group of people gathered together an assembly of citizens a school assembly

  2. 2 cap :  a group of people who make and change laws for a government or organization

  3. 3 :  the act of gathering together The right of assembly is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.

  4. 4 :  the act of connecting together the parts of This toy requires no assembly.

  5. 5 :  a collection of parts that make up a complete unit Remove the rear wheel assembly.


Law Dictionary

assembly

noun as·sem·bly

Legal Definition of assembly

plural

assemblies

  1. 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. 2 :  the act of coming together :  the condition of being assembled — see also unlawful assembly



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