assembly ( assemblies plural )
1 n-count An assembly is a large group of people who meet regularly to make decisions or laws for a particular region or country.
...the campaign for the first free election to the National Assembly., ...an assembly of party members from the Russian republic.
2 n-count An assembly is a group of people gathered together for a particular purpose.
He waited until complete quiet settled on the assembly.
3 n-uncount When you refer to rights of assembly or restrictions on assembly, you are referring to the legal right that people have to gather together.
FORMAL usu prep N
4 n-var In a school, assembly is a gathering of all the teachers and pupils at the beginning of every school day.
By 9, the juniors are in the hall for assembly., ...a long room with a stage at one end for assemblies.
5 n-uncount The assembly of a machine, device, or object is the process of fitting its different parts together. For the rest of the day, he worked on the assembly of an explosive device.
assembly line ( assembly lines plural ) An assembly line is an arrangement of workers and machines in a factory, where each worker deals with only one part of a product. The product passes from one worker to another until it is finished. n-count
assembly plant ( assembly plants plural ) An assembly plant is a factory where large items such as cars are put together, usually using parts which have been made in other factories. n-count
constituent assembly ( constituent assemblies plural ) A constituent assembly is a body of representatives that is elected to create or change their country's constitution. n-count
Self-assembly is used to refer to furniture and other goods that you buy in parts and that you have to put together yourself. adj usu ADJ n
...a range of self-assembly bedroom furniture.