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assembly Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun a group of machine parts that fit together to form a self-contained unit
  2. noun the act of constructing something (as a piece of machinery)
  3. noun a public facility to meet for open discussion
    meeting place; forum.
  4. noun a group of persons who are gathered together for a common purpose
  5. noun a unit consisting of components that have been fitted together
  6. noun the social act of assembling
    gathering; assemblage.
    • they demanded the right of assembly

As*sem"bly noun
F. assemblée, fr. assembler. See Assemble.
plural Assemblies
  1. 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.
  2. A collection of inanimate objects. Obs. Howell.
  3. (Mil.) A beat of the drum or sound of the bugle as a signal to troops to assemble. ✍ In some of the United States, the legislature, or the popular branch of it, is called the Assembly, or the General Assembly. In the Presbyterian Church, the General Assembly is the highest ecclesiastical tribunal, composed of ministers and ruling elders delegated from each presbytery; as, the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States, or of Scotland. Syn. -- See Assemblage.

Webster 1913

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

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