assembly

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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
as•sem•bly /əˈsɛmbli/USA pronunciation   n., pl.  -blies. 
  1. a gathering or coming together of a number of persons: [uncountable]an assembly of schoolchildren.[countable;  usually singular]A great assembly of people appeared at the wedding.
  2. a group of persons gathered together in this way, as for educational purposes:[countable]He addressed the assembly promptly at nine o'clock.
  3. Government a legislative body, esp. a lower house of the law-making body:[Usually: Assembly;  proper noun]elected to the Assembly for a term of two years.
  4. Military[uncountable] a bugle call summoning troops to fall into ranks.
  5. Mechanical Engineering the putting together of parts, as of machinery, from parts of standard sizes:[uncountable]assembly of the new bomber.
  6. a piece of such machinery so assembled:[countable]airplane tail assemblies.
See -semble-.
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
as•sem•bly  (ə semblē),USA pronunciation n., pl.  -blies. 
  1. an assembling or coming together of a number of persons, usually for a particular purpose:The principal will speak to all the students at Friday's assembly.
  2. a group of persons gathered together, usually for a particular purpose, whether religious, political, educational, or social.
  3. Government(often cap.) a legislative body, esp. the lower house of the legislature in certain states of the U.S.:a bill before the assembly; the New York State Assembly.
  4. [Mil.]
    • Militarya signal, as by drum or bugle, for troops to fall into ranks or otherwise assemble.
    • Militarythe movement of forces, tanks, soldiers, etc., scattered by battle or battle drill, toward and into a small area.
  5. Mechanical Engineeringthe putting together of complex machinery, as airplanes, from interchangeable parts of standard dimensions.
  6. Mechanical Engineering[Mach.]a group of machine parts, esp. one forming a self-contained, independently mounted unit. Cf. subassembly.
  • Middle French, literally, (that which is) assembled, feminine past participle of assembler to assemble
  • Middle English assemblee 1275–1325
    • 1, 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged assemblage, gathering, congress, meeting. See  convention. 
    • 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged throng.
    • 3.See corresponding entry in Unabridged congress, representatives.


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

assembly /əˈsɛmblɪ/ n ( pl -blies)
  1. a number of people gathered together, esp for a formal meeting held at regular intervals
  2. the act of assembling or the state of being assembled
  3. the process of putting together a number of parts to make a machine or other product
  4. a signal for personnel to assemble, as by drum, bugle, etc



Assembly /əˈsɛmblɪ/ n ( pl -blies)
  1. the lower chamber in various American state legislatures
    See also House of Assembly, legislative assembly



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