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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Qian's latest achievement combines the self-assembly with a new technique called strand displacement. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Caltech scientists use DNA tiles to play tic-tac-toe at the nanoscale," 29 Dec. 2018 The parts affected, according to the document, are the display assembly, logic board, top case, and Touch ID board for the MacBook Pro, and the logic board and flash storage on the iMac Pro. Nick Statt, The Verge, "Apple confirms its T2 security chip blocks some third-party repairs of new Macs," 12 Nov. 2018 The rapid pace is possible because custom panels of walls and cabinets are built by an Arizona assembly... Laura Kusisto, WSJ, "Startup Backed by SoftBank Pours Money Into a Bid to Reshape Construction," 19 Feb. 2019 When Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, an autocrat who ruled Maldives for 30 years, halted democratic reforms, Solih joined an assembly to draw up a constitution, introducing the country to the concepts of separation of powers and fundamental human rights. Krishan Francis, Fox News, "Calm opposition leader wins Maldives presidency amid storm," 24 Sep. 2018 When Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, an autocrat who ruled Maldives for 30 years, introduced democratic reforms, Solih joined an assembly to draw up a constitution, introducing the country to the concepts of separation of powers and fundamental human rights. Krishan Francis, The Seattle Times, "Calm opposition leader wins Maldives presidency amid storm," 24 Sep. 2018 At the beginning of the school year, students would attend an assembly where the code would be reviewed. Lori Higgins, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit schools had 16,000 suspensions last year, aims to reduce them," 11 June 2018 The sound of drums reverberated throughout the entryway of Mountain View High School as kids and teachers danced and drummed together beneath an assembly of flags of the world's nations. Isaac Hale, The Christian Science Monitor, "National program brings American Indian culture to Native students," 11 May 2018 Almost 2 million Venezuelans are living outside the country. Amassing Power As the once-prosperous nation fell apart, Maduro consolidated power by creating an all-powerful assembly to bypass the national legislature. Fabiola Zerpa, Bloomberg.com, "Venezuelan Soldiers Desert in Droves With Presidential Election Ahead," 7 May 2018

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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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