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"assembly" in British English

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uk   us   /əˈsem.bli/
  • assembly noun (MEETING)

C2 [C] a ​group of ​people, ​especially one that ​meetsregularly for a ​particularpurpose, such as ​government, or, more ​generally, the ​process of coming together, or the ​state of being together: the United Nations ​General Assembly She has been ​tipped as a ​futuremember of the ​Welsh Assembly.Assembly US one of the two ​parts of the ​government that makes ​laws in many US States: the New York Assembly The Senate and the Assembly put ​asidepoliticaldifferences to ​pass the ​aidpackage. [C or U] a ​meeting in a ​school of several ​classes, usually at the ​beginning of the ​schoolday, to give ​information or to say ​prayers together: All ​pupils are ​expected to ​attendschool assembly. There's a ​religious assembly every ​morning.

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(Definition of assembly from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"assembly" in American English

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assemblynoun [C/U]

 us   /əˈsem·bli/
  • assembly noun [C/U] (GATHERING)

a ​group of ​people, esp. one ​gathered together ​regularly for a ​particularpurpose In the US, an assembly is one of the two ​parts of the ​government in many ​states that makes ​laws: [C] The ​state assembly will ​vote on a ​deathpenaltybill next ​week. An assembly in a ​school is a ​gathering of several ​classes for a ​groupactivity that is usually ​educational.
  • assembly noun [C/U] (JOINING)

the ​process of putting together the ​parts of a ​machine or ​structure, or the thing ​produced by this ​process
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"assembly" in Business English

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uk   us   /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 ​deskunits. car assembly The assembly of the ​circuitboards is done in China.
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[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 ​politicalquestions: The mayor's ​powers are deliberately ​designed to ​outweigh those of the London Assembly. The United Nations General Assemblymeets 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 ​measureneeds Assembly ​approval before it becomes ​law.
(Definition of assembly from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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