assembly

noun
as·​sem·​bly | \ ə-ˈsem-blē \
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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But Wall Street on Wednesday was left questioning why Tesla was cutting prices for the Model 3 after spending all last year struggling to meet demand by increasing production of the car at its lone full assembly plant in California. Tim Higgins, WSJ, "Tesla Shares Sink on Model 3 Delivery Miss, Price Cut," 2 Jan. 2019 Tesla is currently struggling with production problems at its sole automobile assembly plant, located in Fremont. Russ Mitchell, latimes.com, "Tesla's China factory: Will it ever be built?," 10 July 2018 The company already has assembly plants in Australia, Brazil, India and Thailand. Damian Paletta, chicagotribune.com, "Trump further chastises Harley-Davidson, says he is helping foreign competitors move to U.S.," 3 July 2018 Competitors that keep their assembly in China would be unaffected. Russell Brandom, The Verge, "How Trump’s tariffs will hurt US tech companies," 18 Sep. 2018 Holy Cross School, founded in 1937, held its final school assembly June 8, marking the end of a history that spans nine decades. Steve Sadin, chicagotribune.com, "Students find new academic homes as Holy Cross closes," 11 June 2018 Moscow denies any involvement in the poisoning, and blames the tensions on NATO's military expansion eastward, and its assembly of a ballistic missile shield with a key site in Romania that was declared combat-ready in 2016. Andrea Shalal, The Christian Science Monitor, "US military may deploy an anti-missile system in Germany," 1 June 2018 Inside, the cabin is road-trip ready with unobstructed sightlines, a remarkably well sound-proofed cabin and a premium appearance to materials and their assembly. Mark Maynard, sandiegouniontribune.com, "2018 Chevrolet Traverse RS: Turbo 4-cylinder is no lightweight," 13 Apr. 2018 Gavin Callies test rides a Jump e-assist bicycle after final assembly in San Francisco on Wednesday. Wendy Lee, San Francisco Chronicle, "Uber acquires bicycle startup Jump," 9 Apr. 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 \
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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