from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act of assembling.
  • n. The state of being assembled.
  • n. A group of persons gathered together for a common reason, as for a legislative, religious, educational, or social purpose.
  • n. The lower house of the legislature in certain U.S. states.
  • n. The putting together of manufactured parts to make a completed product, such as a machine or electronic circuit.
  • n. A set of parts so assembled.
  • n. A signal by bugle or drum for troops to come together in formation.
  • n. Computer Science The automatic translation of symbolic code into machine code.
  • n. Computer Science An assembly language.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A set of pieces that work together in unison as a mechanism or device.
  • n. A congregation of people in one place for a purpose
  • n. A legislative body
  • n. assembly language
  • n. In Microsoft .NET, a building block of an application, similar to a DLL, but containing both executable code and information normally found in a DLL's type library. The type library information in an assembly, called a manifest, describes public functions, data, classes, and version information.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A company of persons collected together in one place, and usually for some common purpose, esp. for deliberation and legislation, for worship, or for social entertainment.
  • n. A collection of inanimate objects.
  • n. A beat of the drum or sound of the bugle as a signal to troops to assemble.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of assembling, or the state of being assembled or gathered together.
  • n. A company of persons gathered together in the same place, and usually for the same purpose, whether religious, political, educational, or social; an assemblage.
  • n. Specifically— The name given to the lower house of the legislature in several of the United States and in some of the British colonies. A company of persons of both sexes met for dancing; a ball; especially, a ball the expenses of which are defrayed by the subscriptions of those who take part in it.
  • n. Milit.: The second beating of the drum before a march, upon which the soldiers strike their tents. A drum-beat or bugle-call to bring troops together at an appointed place.
  • n. An assemblage or collection of inanimate objects.

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

  • n. a public facility to meet for open discussion
  • n. a unit consisting of components that have been fitted together
  • n. a group of persons who are gathered together for a common purpose
  • n. a group of machine parts that fit together to form a self-contained unit
  • n. the social act of assembling
  • n. the act of constructing something (as a piece of machinery)


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Middle English assemblee, from Anglo-Norman asemblee (Old French asemblee, French assemblée).



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