Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One that assembles, as a worker who puts together components of an item being manufactured.
  • noun Computers A program that produces executable machine code from symbolic assembly language.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun That part of a linotype type-making machine which groups and holds together, against the mold, the matrices arranged in order for one line of type.
  • noun One who assembles.
  • noun Specifically, a workman who assembles or fits together the different parts of a machine, as of a watch. See assembling, 2.
  • noun One who takes part in an assembly; a member of an assembly.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who assembles a number of individuals; also, one of a number assembled.
  • noun (Computers) a computer program that takes as input a set of instructions written in assembly language, and produces a corresponding executable computer program in machine language.
  • noun (Computers), informal same as assembly language.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun programming A tool that reads source code written in assembly language and produces executable machine code, possibly together with information needed by linkers, debuggers and other tools.
  • noun programming, informal Assembly language.
  • noun One who assembles items.
  • noun nanotechnology A nanodevice capable of assembling nanodevices, possibly including copies of itself, according to a plan.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a program to convert assembly language into machine language

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From assemble +‎ -er.

Examples

  • These unannounced changes by the assembler are the cause of Western suppliers holding unnecessary stocks; they feel they must buffer themselves against sudden surges in ordering by the assemblers.

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  • These unannounced changes by the assembler are the cause of Western suppliers holding unnecessary stocks; they feel they must buffer themselves against sudden surges in ordering by the assemblers.

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  • One kind of nanomachine is the assembler, which is a tiny factory that can manufacture other machines, including replicas of itself.

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  • The output of the assembler is a file containing binary program code that can either be run as a program on the PC, or combined with other modules (using a linker) to make a program.

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  • The input to the assembler is a source file (or a list of source files) containing assembly language statements.

    DOCUMENTATION: A86 Assembler Package by Eric Isaacson Chapter 4

  • If this would be enough, we could also call assembler a functional language, because we can use it to write functional code too.

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  • The assembler was a direct reflection of the underlying architecture and instruction set; it was primarily a tool to help the developer think in terms of the steps the processor executed.

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  • Even if the actual memory chip manufacturer is identifiable, the assembler is the one programming the SPD with all the timing, manufacturer, and serial number info.

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  • After the code was created on the PDP-1, it was transferred on paper tape to the Honeywell computer, where it was converted into the Honeywell’s machine language, a chore handled by a program known as an assembler, which converted the code into the 1s and 0s the 516 could understand.

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  • After the code was created on the PDP-1, it was transferred on paper tape to the Honeywell computer, where it was converted into the Honeywell’s machine language, a chore handled by a program known as an assembler, which converted the code into the 1s and 0s the 516 could understand.

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