assembly

Definitions

  • They were all three assembled
    They were all three assembled
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n assembly the act of constructing something (as a piece of machinery)
    • n assembly the social act of assembling "they demanded the right of assembly"
    • n assembly a group of machine parts that fit together to form a self-contained unit
    • n assembly a unit consisting of components that have been fitted together
    • n assembly a public facility to meet for open discussion
    • n assembly a group of persons who are gathered together for a common purpose
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ASSEMBLY OF THE PARTS ASSEMBLY OF THE PARTS
PARLIAMENT ASSEMBLED IN THE REIGN OF RICHARD II PARLIAMENT ASSEMBLED IN THE REIGN OF RICHARD II

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The first Corvette rolled off the Chevrolet assembly line in Flint, MI. in 1953. That early 'Vette sold for $3,250.
    • Assembly (Mil) A beat of the drum or sound of the bugle as a signal to troops to assemble.
    • Assembly A collection of inanimate objects.
    • Assembly A company of persons collected together in one place, and usually for some common purpose, esp. for deliberation and legislation, for worship, or for social entertainment.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n assembly The act of assembling, or the state of being assembled or gathered together.
    • n assembly A company of persons gathered together in the same place, and usually for the same purpose, whether religious, political, educational, or social; an assemblage.
    • n assembly Specifically— The name given to the lower house of the legislature in several of the United States and in some of the British colonies. A company of persons of both sexes met for dancing; a ball; especially, a ball the expenses of which are defrayed by the subscriptions of those who take part in it.
    • n assembly Milit.: The second beating of the drum before a march, upon which the soldiers strike their tents. A drum-beat or bugle-call to bring troops together at an appointed place.
    • n assembly An assemblage or collection of inanimate objects.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Assembly the act of assembling: the company so assembled: a gathering of persons for any purpose, as for religious worship or social entertainment: specially applied to the lower house of the legislature in some of the United States and British colonies:
    • Assembly (mil.) a drum-beat, esp. that before a march, upon which the soldiers strike their tents
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Quotations

  • W. H. Auden
    W.%20H.%20Auden
    “One cannot walk through an assembly factory and not feel that one is in Hell.”
  • Charles James Fox
    Charles James Fox
    “Kings govern by popular assemblies only when they cannot do without them.”
  • Lord Denning
    Lord Denning
    “The House of Commons starts its proceedings with a prayer. The chaplain looks at the assembled members with their varied intelligence and then prays for the country.”
  • Jacques Barzun
    Jacques Barzun
    “In any assembly the simplest way to stop transacting business and split the ranks is to appeal to a principal.”
  • John Milton
    John%20Milton
    “And, re-assembling our afflicted powers, consult how we may henceforth most offend.”
  • Jeffrey Archer
    Jeffrey Archer
    “I was allowed to ring the bell for five minutes until everyone was in assembly. It was the beginning of power.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. assemblée, fr. assembler,. See Assemble
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. assembler—Late L. assimulāre, to bring together, ad, to, similis, like. See Assimilate.

Usage

In literature:

This was the assembly from which Louis XII.
"The Rise of the Hugenots, Vol. 1 (of 2)" by Henry Martyn Baird
He wished to consult the Assembly about it, and sent to ask them to come, and hold their sitting in the palace.
"The Peasant and the Prince" by Harriet Martineau
THE CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY, AND THE RESULT OF ITS LABORS.
"The Origins of Contemporary France, Complete Linked Table of Contents to the Six Volumes" by Hippolyte A. Taine
The frame can now be assembled.
"Mission Furniture" by H. H. Windsor
Louis no doubt hoped that the eighteenth-century assembly would be like that of the seventeenth.
"The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte" by William Milligan Sloane
An application was made to allow the colonial presbyteries representatives in the general assembly.
"The History of Tasmania, Volume I (of 2)" by John West
The Assembly were staggered.
"The Rise of Canada, from Barbarism to Wealth and Civilisation" by Charles Roger
Gentlemen, the eyes of the whole country are turned to this assembly, in expectation and hope.
"A Report of the Debates and Proceedings in the Secret Sessions of the Conference Convention" by Lucius Eugene Chittenden
He was once elected to the House of Assembly for York, defeating the Attorney-General.
"The Story of My Life" by Egerton Ryerson
Still the Protestants had hope, and, as they could always assemble a large army, they maintained their ground.
"A Modern History, From the Time of Luther to the Fall of Napoleon" by John Lord
He assembles the people, but there are many Peters amongst them, though only two strangers.
"The Standard Operaglass" by Charles Annesley
Astonishment, dejection, and fear overclouded the whole assembly.
"The Loyalists of America and Their Times, Vol. 2 of 2" by Edgerton Ryerson
The big men assembled; and Mary made a speech, in which she insisted that she was the Empress of Georgia.
"Stories Of Georgia" by Joel Chandler Harris
It was in the winter season that the Diet assembled.
"The International Monthly, Volume 3, No. 4, July, 1851" by Various
While the assembled camp watched spellbound, he quickly, methodically, smashed each of the silver and gold objects into small shreds.
"The Moghul" by Thomas Hoover
The Constituent Assembly gave place to the Legislative Assembly.
"The Sword of Honor, volumes 1 & 2" by Eugène Sue
The Commissioner was defeated, and Mr. Laird secured a seat in the Assembly.
"The Canadian Portrait Gallery - Volume 3 (of 4)" by John Charles Dent
No assembly of equal dignity and talent was ever collected in that commonwealth.
"The American Quarterly Review" by Various
I hope the assembly may have passed it in some shape, and that the sales have been revoked.
"History of Prince Edward Island" by Duncan Campbell
Therefore we have assembled a council before the whole people, so that you with us may choose from four sovereigns that one whom you wish.
"The Deluge, Vol. I. (of 2)" by Henryk Sienkiewicz
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In poetry:

No wailing ghost shall dare appear,
To vex with shrieks this quiet grove:
But shepherd lads assemble here,
And melting virgins own their love.
"A Song from Shakespeare's Cymbeline Sung" by William Taylor Collins
Oh, Master, with parental care,
Return to this Thine house of prayer!
Assembled in Thy sacred Name,
Where two or three Thy promise claim!
Hosanna!
"Hymn 1. Advent Sunday" by Reginald Heber
This tree be our care, our state's honored prize.
May virtue and glory assemble,
And bid every man in dignity rise
Till the tree of our state he resemble.
"The Tree Of State" by Jared Barhite
No piping now, poor Shepherd.
Men strive with violent hand,
And anger stirs the bland
Blithe heaven that ne'er yet trembled,
Save with great spirits assembled.
"At Evening's Hush" by John Freeman
Just so they will go on, conveying actors
To their assembly points; beat sand; just so
Pull up towards illuminated ledges
The plywood boards, the crimson calico.
"From early dawn the thirtieth of April..." by Boris Pasternak
For 'twas here that we met at a banquet divine,
And 'twas here that we breathed forth a prayer
Of grateful emotion, of wonder and joy,
To Him who assembled us there.
"To A Friend, With A Sketch Of Oare Church" by Caroline Fry

In news:

"Ultimately, self- assembly in 3D will enable things that self- assembly in 2D won't.".
The bridge is just one of a whole range of intricate three-dimensional shapes Shih has crafted using DNA's unique capacity for precise self- assembly .
North Korean leader Kim Jong II attends the first session of Supreme People's Assembly of the country.
Obama Team Assembling $850 Billion Stimulus.
Careers & Ed: Assembling a career.
Assembling This Summer's Reading.
Assembling Collections From All Temperatures.
Assembling the family history puzzle.
EAST HARLEM; Assembling a Collage of Art Forms.
Allen & Company, Bear, Stearns & Company and Wolfensohn -- had little left to do other than assemble "fairness opinions" for the companies' boards, certifying that the Disney's offer was fair.
Recent Assembling a Team to Buy a Business Articles.
Assembling a Team to Buy a Business.
CHAMPAIGN — Monsters & Magic Tour, a monster truck show, is coming the University of Illinois Assembly Hall at 7:30 pm Jan 19, 2013.
Chief funny man leads 'Barnum Bash' coming to the Assembly Hall .
CHAMPAIGN — Multi-platinum rock bands 3 Doors Down and Daughtry are coming to the Assembly Hall at 7 pm Dec 7.
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In science:

Hamamatsu Photonics UK, Photomultiplier Tubes and Assemblies For Scintillation Counting & High Energy Physics (2000).
Development of a compact scintillator hodoscope with wavelength-shifting fibre read-out
This in turn depends on all the theory supported by experiment needed to ensure that a telescope and much other associated equipment functions properly and is not just a meaningless assembly of parts.
Towards a Coherent Theory of Physics and Mathematics: The Theory-Experiment Connection
Clusters are inferred to assemble by accreting matter along the filamentary axes, slowly ( tcrossing∼2–3 Gyr) ingesting DM, gas and stars into their deep gravitational potential wells.
A Hubble Space Telescope Lensing Survey of X-ray Luminous Galaxy Clusters: IV. Mass, Structure and Thermodynamics of Cluster Cores at z=0.2
Detailed study of the assembly and relaxation histories of clusters, and their global scaling relations as a function of redshift are therefore vitally important.
A Hubble Space Telescope Lensing Survey of X-ray Luminous Galaxy Clusters: IV. Mass, Structure and Thermodynamics of Cluster Cores at z=0.2
To advance our understanding of the assembly, relaxation and thermodynamics of massive galaxy clusters requires information about the spatial distribution of DM, hot gas and galaxies in clusters.
A Hubble Space Telescope Lensing Survey of X-ray Luminous Galaxy Clusters: IV. Mass, Structure and Thermodynamics of Cluster Cores at z=0.2
Then in X2 assemble the two composites which correspond to those appearing in the last equation.
Weak Omega Categories I
Then we assemble them together using numbers on edges as gluing parameters and Lemma 2.4.
Moduli spaces of convex projective structures on surfaces
Therefore, it is important to understand whether properties of cluster galaxies were established early in the universe when the galaxy assembled (nature), or they are later formed by the physical mechanisms speci fic to the dense regions (nurture).
Are Passive Spiral Galaxies Truly "Passive" and "Spiral"? : Near-Infrared Perspective
These peptides would interact strongly only with the LES of the protein, and consequently block their assembling.
Simple models of protein folding and of non--conventional drug design
One of the main proteins involved in the assembly of the virus during its replication,and thus main target of conventional drugs, the HIV-protease, usually develops drug resistance in about 6-8 months from the starting of the therapy (cf. ref. and refs. therein).
Simple models of protein folding and of non--conventional drug design
In this paper, we shall analyze the behaviour of two adjacent self-assembled QD’s addressed by an external classical laser field, with the aim of controlling the electronic interactions between them.
Creating excitonic entanglement in quantum dots through the optical Stark effect
Natural size and composition fluctuations in self-assembled dot samples (for example in InGaAs QD’s ) lead to a large range of possible transition dipole moments for each dot.
Creating excitonic entanglement in quantum dots through the optical Stark effect
The heart of the setup is the quantum dot, which is created by self-assembly of the ultra-cold cloud in a dark spot between the electrodes.
Broken Symmetry and Coherence of Molecular Vibrations in Tunnel Transitions
The self-assembly due to the optical dipole force and the electrical polarization potential is very useful for fabrication of TOT devices at such a small length scale.
Broken Symmetry and Coherence of Molecular Vibrations in Tunnel Transitions
The term involving r2 is a quantum potential that keeps the whole mass assembly in a quantum steady state condition.
A Sketch for a Quantum Theory of Gravitity
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