Meaning of “assembly line” in the English Dictionary

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

"assembly line" in American English

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assembly linenoun [ C ]

us /əˈsem·bli ˌlɑɪn/

an arrangement in a factory in which each machine or worker has a particular job to complete before the next job is started by another machine or worker

(Definition of “assembly line” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"assembly line" in Business English

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assembly linenoun [ C ]

uk us

PRODUCTION, WORKPLACE a line of machines and workers in a factory which a product moves along while it is being built or produced. Each machine or worker performs a particular job, which must be finished before the product moves to the next position in the line:

He got a job on an assembly line putting the foam and upholstery on the back seats of cars.
All the cars that roll off the assembly line are subject to rigorous testing.
assembly-line methods/problems
an assembly-line robot

(Definition of “assembly line” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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