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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Recent Examples on the Web

Samsung will soon start shipping major components for the Galaxy Fold, including the display and battery, to a main plant in Vietnam for assembly while the company debates a launch date, one of the people said. latimes.com, "Samsung completes folding phone redesign after screen failures," 4 July 2019 In April, Google’s self-driving car project Waymo announced plans to open a Detroit facility for the final assembly of its self-driving vehicles. Jc Reindl, Detroit Free Press, "Google plans $17-million expansion in Michigan, to add jobs in Detroit and Ann Arbor," 10 June 2019 By 7:45, they were all gathered for assembly in the yard of the Rustam School, in a remote corner of Afghanistan’s Yakawlang District. New York Times, "A School With No Heat or Computers but Many College-Bound Students. Mostly Girls.," 27 June 2019 That includes a battery supplied by a Chinese company and the labor used for assembly. Greg Linden, The Conversation, "The guts of an Apple iPhone show exactly what Trump gets wrong about trade," 25 June 2019 The huge brick complex on Heath Street has been empty for about 15 years, last used for auto parts assembly. Tim Logan, BostonGlobe.com, "Why have these buildings sat empty for years and even decades?," 17 June 2019 The young activist won an appeal of a separate conviction and six-month sentence for unlawful assembly and released after spending more than two months in prison in that case. Washington Post, "Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong released from prison," 17 June 2019 But the taxes drop significantly for local assembly (18%) and manufacturing (13%). Ananya Bhattacharya, Quartz India, "Bangladesh is handling the Chinese smartphone onslaught way better than India," 30 May 2019 The notches meant that no additional tools or pieces were needed for assembly. Alexandra Lange, Curbed, "How not to cheat children: Let them build their own playgrounds," 18 July 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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