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noun assembly pronunciation in American English /əˈsembli/
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singularassembly
pluralassemblies
  1. 1
    [countable] a part of a government consisting of people who have been elected to make laws
    the French National Assembly
    The ruling party holds only a three-vote majority in the assembly.
    1. a.
      a group of people who have been elected in order to discuss issues and make decisions affecting a particular region
      the United Nations General Assembly
      the assembly of the Organization of American States
    2. b.
      [only before noun] belonging to or relating to an assembly
      an assembly member
      the assembly election/race
  2. 2
    [countable] a meeting of people who represent different parts of a large organization
    The trade group held its assembly in Santiago, Chile.
    1. b.
      [countable/uncountable] a regular meeting of students and teachers in a school
      All important announcements are made during morning assembly.
    2. c.
      [uncountable] legal the action of gathering together for a meeting
      freedom of assembly

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