assembly - definition and synonyms


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  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. 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. a.
      [countable] a group of people who meet together for a particular reason

      a public assembly

    2. b.
      [countable/uncountable] a regular meeting of students and teachers in a school

      All important announcements are made during morning assembly.

    3. c.
      [uncountable] legal the action of gathering together for a meeting

      freedom of assembly

  3. 3
    [uncountable] the process of building something by putting all its parts together

    car assembly

    an assembly plant

    1. a.
      [countable] a group of parts that are connected and form one unit