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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Assembly  \As*sem"bly\,  n.;  pl  {Assemblies}.  [F.  assembl['e]e, 
  fr  assembler.  See  {Assemble}.] 
  1.  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. 
 
  2.  A  collection  of  inanimate  objects.  [Obs.]  --Howell. 
 
  3.  (Mil.)  A  beat  of  the  drum  or  sound  of  the  bugle  as  a 
  signal  to  troops  to  assemble. 
 
  Note:  In  some  of  the  United  States,  the  legislature,  or  the 
  popular  branch  of  it  is  called  the  Assembly,  or  the 
  General  Assembly.  In  the  Presbyterian  Church,  the 
  General  Assembly  is  the  highest  ecclesiastical 
  tribunal,  composed  of  ministers  and  ruling  elders 
  delegated  from  each  presbytery;  as  the  General 
  Assembly  of  the  Presbyterian  Church  in  the  United 
  States,  or  of  Scotland. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  assembly 
  n  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) 
  [syn:  {fabrication}]  [ant:  {dismantling}] 
  3:  a  public  place  to  meet  for  open  discussion  [syn:  {forum},  {meeting 
  place}] 
  4:  a  group  of  persons  gathered  together  for  a  common  purpose 
  5:  the  social  act  of  assembling;  "they  demanded  the  right  of 
  assembly"  [syn:  {assemblage},  {gathering}]  [ant:  {dismantling}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  ASSEMBLY 
 
    An  early  system  on  the  {IBM  702}. 
 
  [Listed  in  CACM  2(5):1959-05-16]. 
 
  (1996-06-27) 
 
 




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