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ASSEMBLY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does assembly mean? 

ASSEMBLY (noun)
  The noun ASSEMBLY has 5 senses:

1. a group of machine parts that fit together to form a self-contained unit
2. the act of constructing something (as a piece of machinery)
3. a public facility to meet for open discussion
4. a group of persons gathered together for a common purpose
5. the social act of assembling

  Familiarity information: ASSEMBLY used as a noun is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


ASSEMBLY (noun)


Sense 1assembly [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A group of machine parts that fit together to form a self-contained unit

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("assembly" is a kind of...):

machine (any mechanical or electrical device that transmits or modifies energy to perform or assist in the performance of human tasks)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "assembly"):

weldment (an assembly of parts welded together)

sub-assembly (a unit assembled separately but designed to fit with other units in a manufactured product)


Sense 2assembly [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of constructing something (as a piece of machinery)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

assembly; fabrication

Hypernyms ("assembly" is a kind of...):

building; construction (the act of constructing something)

Antonym:

disassembly (the act of taking something apart (as a piece of machinery))


Sense 3assembly [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A public facility to meet for open discussion

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

meeting place; forum; assembly

Hypernyms ("assembly" is a kind of...):

facility; installation (a building or place that provides a particular service or is used for a particular industry)


Sense 4assembly [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A group of persons gathered together for a common purpose

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Hypernyms ("assembly" is a kind of...):

assemblage; gathering (a group of persons together in one place)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "assembly"):

coven (an assembly of witches; usually 13 witches)

court; judicature; tribunal (an assembly (including one or more judges) to conduct judicial business)

Bench (the magistrate or judge or judges sitting in court in judicial capacity to compose the court collectively)

chamber (a deliberative or legislative or administrative or judicial assembly)

council ((Christianity) an assembly or theologians and bishops and other representative of different churches or dioceses that is convened to regulate matters of discipline or doctrine)

General Assembly (the supreme deliberative assembly of the United Nations)

chapter (an ecclesiastical assembly of the monks in a monastery or even of the canons of a church)

States General (assembly of the estates of an entire country especially the sovereign body of the Dutch republic from 16th to 18th centuries)

Areopagus (the highest governmental assembly in ancient Athens (later a judicial court))

general assembly; law-makers; legislative; legislative assembly; legislature (persons who make or amend or repeal laws)

sabbat; witches' Sabbath (a midnight meeting of witches to practice witchcraft and sorcery; in the Middle Ages it was supposed to be a demonic orgy)


Sense 5assembly [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The social act of assembling

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

gathering; assemblage; assembly

Context example:

they demanded the right of assembly

Hypernyms ("assembly" is a kind of...):

group action (action taken by a group of people)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "assembly"):

mobilisation; mobilization (act of marshaling and organizing and making ready for use or action)

calling together; convocation (the act of convoking)

coming together; meeting (the social act of assembling for some common purpose)

congregating; congregation (the act of congregating)

convening; convention (the act of convening)

concentration (bringing together military forces)

Antonym:

disassembly (the act of taking something apart (as a piece of machinery))


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