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  • noun uncountable Used attributively of self-assembly furniture
  • noun electronics A surface-mounted circuit board with leads attached in the plane of the board


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  • The term generally relates to items of furniture that have been specially designed to be taken away from stores, their component parts packed flat to minimize size, and assembled by consumers in their homes. This aspect of self-assembly has been simplified as far as possible and requires only very basic tools such as a screwdriver and a minimal level of skill.

    June 20, 2008