assembly

noun
as·​sem·​bly | \ ə-ˈsem-blē How to pronounce assembly (audio) \
plural assemblies

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.
4a : assemblage sense 1 an assembly of well-wishers
b : assemblage sense 2 a place of public assembly
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 automobile
b : a collection of parts so assembled
7 : the translation of assembly language to machine language by an assembler

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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.
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Dadu focuses on texture, often through unexpected materials and whimsical methods of deconstruction and re-assembly. Meara Sharma, Vogue, "Why I Am Taking the Sari Back to the Street," 30 Apr. 2019 The union’s board of directors endorsed the contract with a 13-1 vote, but the union’s representative assembly rejected it 88 to 63. Rafael Guerrero, Elgin Courier-News, "U46 teachers vote down contract calling for major pay structure changes," 29 May 2018 Late last year, the front section, wing and tail assembly of the aircraft were found under 200 feet of water, with the help of underwater robots and scanning sonars. Megan Cassidy, San Francisco Chronicle, "Bay Area airman has been missing since WWII. Now his plane has been found," 22 May 2018 Passenger-vehicle production will stop by the end of June with the closure of two vehicle-assembly plants and an engine plant, Ford said. Nathan Allen, WSJ, "Ford Joint Venture to Exit Russia Passenger Car Market," 27 Mar. 2019 Thread the tubing and adapter assembly onto the tank and then tighten firmly in place with an adjustable wrench. Steve Willson, Popular Mechanics, "How To Install An Electric Water Heater," 24 Aug. 2018 That someone was Lucy Flores, a Democrat who served in the Nevada state assembly from 2010-2014. Katie Halper, Teen Vogue, "Lucy Flores: Biden's Unwanted Touching Should be Part of #MeToo Conversations," 6 Apr. 2019 Citizens’ party and the conservative People’s Party, with support in the regional assembly from the far-right Vox party. Giovanni Legorano, WSJ, "Spain Is Pushed Closer to Snap Elections by Trial of Catalan Separatists," 12 Feb. 2019 President Trump is ramping up pressure on General Motors Co. and its chief executive, Mary Barra, over the recent closure of an Ohio assembly factory, and pressing the company and union leadership to speed up contract negotiations. Mike Colias, WSJ, "Trump Ratchets Up Criticism of GM for Plant Closure," 18 Mar. 2019

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First Known Use of assembly

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for assembly

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

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assembly

noun

English Language Learners Definition of assembly

: 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

noun
as·​sem·​bly | \ ə-ˈsem-blē How to pronounce assembly (audio) \
plural assemblies

Kids Definition of assembly

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

assembly

noun
as·​sem·​bly
plural assemblies

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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