sub·​as·​sem·​bly ˌsəb-ə-ˈsem-blē How to pronounce subassembly (audio)
: an assembled unit designed to be incorporated with other units in a finished product

Examples of subassembly in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And Luminar is also expanding another facility in Thailand with contract manufacturer Fabrinet for the optical subassembly. Andrew J. Hawkins, The Verge, 28 Feb. 2023 Using a 4-foot level, plumb each post and fasten the braces to the stakes to hold the subassembly in place. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, 2 May 2020 Clamp this three-piece subassembly between the four-piece assembly on one side and the rest of the loose benchtop pieces on the other side. Richard Romanski, Popular Mechanics, 18 Jan. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1908, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of subassembly was in 1908

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“Subassembly.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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