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
No question, the rowdy Tuesday assemblies are annoying to a wide range of Vistans, not the least of which would be Issa and his staff.
On May 18, Ortega blasted Maduro’s proposed solution to the crisis, a constituent assembly that would create a new constitution; this, Ortega said, would only exacerbate the confrontation.
Maduro has vowed to resolve the crisis by forming a special assembly to rewrite the constitution, a proposal protesters have rejected as yet another attempt by Maduro to consolidate power.
The expansion includes a new body shop, modifications to the SUV assembly shop and modernization of its logistics and IT systems.
Cohen has made his own unsuccessful attempts at public office, losing a city council race and briefly running for state assembly in New York.
If Boeing were to win, the necessary military modifications to the airframe would likely be done during final assembly on the Renton production line — perhaps even on the same dedicated military line now churning out the P-8s.
German officials point out that its two leading luxury automakers, BMW and Mercedes-Benz, have huge assembly plants in the United States.
The Joker's purple-and-green, 120-foot-tall profile stood boldly against the drab sky, ready to roll after a long winter and spring of assembly within mere feet of the now-iconic Batman:
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Origin and Etymology of assembly
Middle English assemblee, from Anglo-French, from assembler —see assemble
First Known Use: 14th century
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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