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assembly

noun uk   us   /əˈsem.bli/

assembly noun (MEETING)

C2 [C] a group of people, especially one that meets regularly for a particular purpose, 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 future member 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 aside political differences to pass the aid package. [C or U] a meeting in a school of several classes, usually at the beginning of the school day, to give information or to say prayers together: All pupils are expected to attend school assembly. There's a religious assembly every morning.
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assembly noun (JOINING)

C2 [U] the process of putting together the parts of a machine or structure [C] specialized engineering the structure produced by this process: The frame needs to be strong enough to support the engine assembly.
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