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assembly

noun
 
 
/əˈsembli/
[U] PRODUCTION the process of putting together the parts of a machine or structure: Full assembly instructions are provided with these easy-to-build desk units. car assembly The assembly of the circuit boards is done in China. → See also self-assembly adjective
[C] (plural assemblies) (often Assembly) MEETINGS, GOVERNMENT, POLITICS a group of people that meets for a particular purpose, especially to govern, make laws, or discuss political questions: The mayor's powers are deliberately designed to outweigh those of the London Assembly. The United Nations General Assembly meets later this week.
[C] (plural assemblies) (also Assembly) LAW, GOVERNMENT one of the two parts of the government that makes laws in many US states: The existing measure needs Assembly approval before it becomes law.
(Definition of assembly from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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