see also: Assembly
  • (British) IPA: /əˈsɛmb.lɪ/
  • (America) IPA: /əˈsɛ


  1. A set of pieces that work together in unison as a mechanism or device.
    In order to change the bearing, you must first remove the gearbox assembly.
  2. The act of putting together a set of pieces, fragments, or elements.
    instructions for assembly
    assembly line
  3. A congregation of people in one place for a purpose.
    school assembly
    freedom of assembly
    • 1909, Archibald Marshall [pseudonym; Arthur Hammond Marshall], chapter I, in The Squire’s Daughter, London: Methuen, OCLC 12026604 ↗; republished New York, N.Y.: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1919, OCLC 491297620 ↗:
      They stayed together during three dances, went out on to the terrace, explored wherever they were permitted to explore, paid two visits to the buffet, and enjoyed themselves much in the same way as if they had been school-children surreptitiously breaking loose from an assembly of grown-ups.
  4. A legislative body.
    the General Assembly of the United Nations
  5. (military) A beat of the drum or sound of the bugle as a signal to troops to assemble.
  6. (computing) Clipping of assembly language#English|assembly language.
  7. (computing) 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.
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  • Russian: у́зел

Proper noun
  1. (US) The lower legislative body of each of a number of states of the United States, ("the Assembly").

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