to bring together or gather into one place, company, body, or whole.
to put or fit together; put together the parts of:
to assemble information for a report; to assemble a toy from a kit.
Computers. (def 4).
to come together; gather; meet:
We assembled in the auditorium.
assembling a nice private data set is a huge amount of work.
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Now, Stimpson spends an average of two to three hours assembling each photograph in a tiny, dark room of his West Midlands home.
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Think of assembling your knives as putting together a good home-entertainment center.
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A model of modernity, Happerton struggles to create himself, assembling an identity wholecloth.
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At the same time, other agents were assembling a profile of Dykes.
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Or from what necessity did the son of Atreus, assembling an army, lead it hither?
The Iliad of Homer (1873) Homer
The assembling of the crew of a merchantman, in that day, was a melancholy sight.
Ned Myers James Fenimore Cooper
They were charged with assembling in troops in the counties of Warwick and Worcester, breaking into stables and seizing horses.
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As they were assembling for breakfast on this morning, Arthur came in.
The Channings Mrs. Henry Wood
Outside the engine-house, people carrying lanterns were assembling, swearing, and shouting for the keys.
Skipper Worse Alexander Lange Kielland
to come or bring together; collect or congregate
to fit or join together (the parts of something, such as a machine): to assemble the parts of a kit
to run (a computer program) that converts a set of symbolic data, usually in the form of specific single-step instructions, into machine language
(ballet) a sideways leap in which the feet come together in the air in preparation for landing
earlly 14c., transitive and intransitive, from Old French assembler “come together, join, unite; gather” (11c.), from Latin assimulare “to make like, liken, compare; copy, imitate; feign, pretend,” later “to gather together,” from ad- “to” (see ad-) + simulare “to make like” (see simulation). In Middle English and in Old French it also was a euphemism for “to couple sexually.” Meaning “to put parts together” in manufacturing is from 1852. Related: Assembled; assembling. Assemble together is redundant.
- Assembly code
assembly code assembly language
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. the largest American Pentecostal denomination, formed in 1914 by the merger of various Pentecostal churches and marked by faith healing and speaking in tongues. A charismatic Protestant denomination with about two million members in the United States.
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