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1 a group of machine parts that fit together to form a self-contained unit
2 the act of constructing something (as a piece of machinery) [syn: fabrication] [ant: dismantling]
3 a public facility to meet for open discussion [syn: forum, meeting place]
4 a group of persons gathered together for a common purpose
5 the social act of assembling; "they demanded the right of assembly" [syn: assemblage, gathering] [ant: dismantling]

User Contributed Dictionary

see Assembly



From assemblee, from assembler ( assemblee, French: assemblée).


  • a UK /əˈsɛmb.lɪi/ /@"


  1. A set of pieces that work together in unison as a mechanism or device.
  2. A congregation of people in one place for a purpose
    school assembly, freedom of assembly
  3. A legislative body; e.g., the General Assembly of the United Nations.
  4. A shortened or jargon form of the term assembly language.
  5. 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 info.


A set of pieces that work together in unison as a mechanism or device
A congregation of people in one place for a purpose
A legislative body
A shortened or jargon form of the term assembly language
In Microsoft .NET, a building block of an application, similar to a DLL
Translations to be checked

Extensive Definition

Assembly may refer to:



assembly in Welsh: Cynulliad
assembly in German: Assembly
assembly in Spanish: Ensamblar
assembly in Esperanto: Asembleo
assembly in Hungarian: Assembly
assembly in Japanese: アセンブリ
assembly in Sinhala: ඇසෙම්බ්ලි
assembly in Finnish: Assembly

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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