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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 particular purpose
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 death penalty bill next week.
An assembly in a school is a gathering of several classes for a group activity 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 British English

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assemblynoun

uk   /əˈsem.bli/  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" in Business English

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assemblynoun

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 desk units. car assembly The assembly of the circuit boards 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 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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