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Meaning of “assembly line” in the English Dictionary

(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 ​particularjob 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 ​productmoves along while it is being ​built or ​produced. Each ​machine or ​workerperforms a particular ​job, which must be ​finished before the ​productmoves to the next ​position in the ​line: He got a ​job on an ​assemblyline putting the foam and upholstery on the back ​seats of ​cars. All the ​cars that roll off the ​assemblyline are ​subject to ​rigoroustesting. assembly-line ​methods/problems an assembly-line ​robot
(Definition of assembly line from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “assembly line”
in Chinese (Simplified) 装配线, 流水作业线…
in Chinese (Traditional) 裝配線, 流水作業線…
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