- A group of machine parts that fit together to form a self-contained unit
- The act of constructing something (as a piece of machinery)
- A public facility to meet for open discussion
- forum, meeting place
- A group of persons who are gathered together for a common purpose
- A unit consisting of components that have been fitted together
- The social act of assembling
"they demanded the right of assembly"
- assemblage, gathering
Derived forms: assemblies
noun (plural assemblies)
the process of fitting together the parts of a product:
The new model is being launched at the UK assembly plant.
We plan to begin car assembly at the plant in 2006.
easy-to-follow assembly instructions
The assembly process is highly specialized and labour intensive.
The company plans to sell the design and assembly rights to its new range of tractors.
a large group of people who come together for a particular purpose:
an assembly of over 200 people
the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe
(*) In logistics, an item forming a portion of an equipment, that can be provisioned and replaced as an entity and which normally incorporates replaceable parts or groups of parts.
See also component; subassembly.
1. A finished unit that can be either a practical working model or a dummy, a prototype, or a final model; an integrated aggregation of subunits.
2. A low-level computer source-code language that uses crude mnemonics that are easier to remember than the machine-language equivalents.
"A unit containing the component parts of a mechanism, machine, or similar device."
- fit the tail assembly to the fuselage.
- the assembly will rise next tuesday.
- each state had a governor and a state assembly.
- it was very quiet in the assembly hall.
- the assembly assented gravely.