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assemblage


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Assemblage  \As*sem"blage\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  assemblage.  See 
  {Assemble}.] 
  1.  The  act  of  assembling,  or  the  state  of  being  assembled; 
  association. 
 
  In  sweet  assemblage  every  blooming  grace.  --Fenton. 
 
  2.  A  collection  of  individuals,  or  of  individuals,  or  of 
  particular  things  as  a  political  assemblage;  an 
  assemblage  of  ideas. 
 
  Syn:  Company;  group  collection;  concourse;  gathering; 
  meeting;  convention. 
 
  Usage:  {Assemblage},  {Assembly}.  An  assembly  consists  only  of 
  persons;  an  assemblage  may  be  composed  of  things  as 
  well  as  persons,  as  an  assemblage  of  incoherent 
  objects.  Nor  is  every  assemblage  of  persons  an 
  assembly;  since  the  latter  term  denotes  a  body  who 
  have  met,  and  are  acting,  in  concert  for  some  common 
  end  such  as  to  hear,  to  deliberate,  to  unite  in 
  music,  dancing,  etc  An  assemblage  of  skaters  on  a 
  lake,  or  of  horse  jockeys  at  a  race  course,  is  not  an 
  assembly,  but  might  be  turned  into  one  by  collecting 
  into  a  body  with  a  view  to  discuss  and  decide  as  to 
  some  object  of  common  interest. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  assemblage 
  n  1:  a  group  of  persons  together  in  one  place  [syn:  {gathering}] 
  2:  a  system  of  components  assembled  together  for  a  particular 
  purpose  [syn:  {hookup}] 
  3:  the  social  act  of  assembling;  "they  demanded  the  right  of 
  assembly"  [syn:  {assembly},  {gathering}]  [ant:  {dismantling}] 
  4:  several  things  grouped  together  [syn:  {collection},  {aggregation}, 
  {accumulation}] 




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