General Assembly

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n general assembly persons who make or amend or repeal laws
    • n General Assembly the supreme deliberative assembly of the United Nations
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • General assembly See the Note under Assembly.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • General Assembly in Scotland, Ireland, and the United States, the highest court of the Presbyterian Church
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. assembler—Late L. assimulāre, to bring together, ad, to, similis, like. See Assimilate.

Usage

In literature:

In January, 1861, the General Assembly of Louisiana met.
"Destruction and Reconstruction:" by Richard Taylor
The general assembly will sound at ten-thirty.
"Under the Rebel's Reign" by Charles Neufeld
He was a moderator, or an ex-moderator, of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church.
"Lalage's Lovers" by George A. Birmingham
It was supposed that the wound would prove fatal, and at once the Committee sounded the call for general assembly.
"The Story of the Outlaw" by Emerson Hough
General Grant directed the camp to be set on fire, and the command to be assembled and to return.
"From Fort Henry to Corinth" by Manning Ferguson Force
Nothing was accomplished by the notables, and the monarch then decided to assemble the states-general.
"The Spirit of Lafayette" by James Mott Hallowell
The devil generally chose a place where four roads met as the scene of this assembly, or if that was not convenient, the neighbourhood of a lake.
"Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds" by Charles Mackay
Lord Dalhousie could not express his satisfaction at the general result of the Assembly's deliberations.
"The Rise of Canada, from Barbarism to Wealth and Civilisation" by Charles Roger
We were all assembled but the Postmaster General.
"A Report of the Debates and Proceedings in the Secret Sessions of the Conference Convention" by Lucius Eugene Chittenden
The first two sessions of the General Assembly (1786-87) met in St. John.
"The Loyalists of America and Their Times, Vol. 2 of 2" by Edgerton Ryerson
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In poetry:

And that evening General Wilson drank the health of the Queen,
Also his officers hailed her Empress of India, which enhanced the scene;
While the assembled thousands shouted "God save the Queen!"
Oh! it was a most beautiful scene.
"The Downfall of Delhi" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, addresses the UN General Assembly on Sept 26, 2012, in New York City.
That's what a vote overriding Gov Bev Perdue's veto of the controversial fracking bill came down to in the N.C. General Assembly late Monday.
Only a few weeks remain for the 129th General Assembly at the Statehouse.
Watch live video from the General Assembly.
Mahmoud Abbas appealed to the UN General Assembly to recognize Palestinian statehood by supporting a resolution to upgrade the UN observer status of the.
General Assembly to vote on extending school closings announcement.
The UN General Assembly approved a request from the Palestinians to upgrade their status to non-member state in the world body.
The Ohio Senate must follow the House's lead and impose tight controls on Internet sweepstakes cafes this week before the 129th General Assembly ends.
The Presbyterian Church's 220th General Assembly in Pittsburgh from June 30-July 7 will debate the divisive issues of gay clergy , which many in the church thought had been settled, and same-sex marriage.
Cline sponsored successful legislation in the 2012 General Assembly requiring a five year sunset on all new tax credits.
Heather Steans and Rep Greg Harris unveiled plans to take up the measure in the closing days of the current General Assembly before a new set of lawmakers are sworn in Jan 9.
On 29 November, the United Nations General Assembly voted to upgrade the UN status of Palestine to "non-member observer state," the same category as the Vatican.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The UN General Assembly on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly to condemn the US commercial, economic and financial embargo against Cuba for the 21st year in a row.
UNITED NATIONS – The UN General Assembly on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly to condemn the US commercial, economic and financial embargo against Cuba for the 21st year in a row.
UNITED NATIONS — The UN General Assembly on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly to condemn the US commercial, economic and financial embargo against Cuba for the 21st year in a row.
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In science:

This is a general prob lem encountered in nanotechnology and is particularly relevant for objects obtained by bottom-up (or self-assembly) techniques.
{\it In-situ} Laser Microprocessing at the Quantum Level
We present a summary of the ma jor contributions to the Special Session on Data Management held at the IAU General Assembly in Prague in 2006.
Astronomical Data Management
In an effort to raise awareness of these issues, and to work towards a policy of “bestpractice” astronomical data management, a Special Session on “Data Management” was held at the IAU General Assembly in Prague in 2006.
Astronomical Data Management
At the 2003 IAU General Assembly a resolution was adopted which says, broadly, that publicly-funded archive data should be made available to all astronomers.
Astronomical Data Management
The assembly maps (1.2) and (1.3) are defined for more general A, but the assembly maps are isomorphisms for all such more general A if and only if they are isomorphism for all additive G-categories (with involution) as above, see [5, Theorem 0.12].
The Borel Conjecture for hyperbolic and CAT(0)-groups
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