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a. The act of assembling.
b. The state of being assembled.
2. A collection of people or things; a gathering.
3. A collection of items from a single datable component of an archaeological site.
4. A fitting together of parts, as those in a machine.
5. A sculptural composition consisting of an arrangement of miscellaneous objects or found materials.
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1. a number of things or persons assembled together; collection; assembly
2. (Cookery) a list of dishes served at a meal or the dishes themselves
3. the act or process of assembling or the state of being assembled
4. (Art Terms) a three-dimensional work of art that combines various objects into an integrated whole
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as•sem•blage(əˈsɛm blɪdʒ; for 3 also Fr. a sɑ̃ˈblaʒ)
1. a group of persons or things gathered or collected; an assembly; collection; aggregate.
2. the act of assembling or the state of being assembled.
a. a sculptural technique of organizing or composing into a unified whole a group of unrelated and often fragmentary or discarded objects.
b. a work of art produced by this technique.
as•sem•blag•ist (əˈsɛm blə dʒɪst, ˌæs ɑmˈblɑ ʒɪst) n.
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Assemblagea collection of individuals or things; a number of persons gathered together, a gathering. See also assembly, cluster, collection, concourse, group.
Examples: assemblage of all ages and nations, 1741; of grace; of ideas, 1704; of mighty heroes, 1877; of ladies, 1809; of rocks, 1748; of skaters.
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Sculpture creation by constructing the work from diverse objects. Compare carving.
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|Noun||1.||assemblage - a group of persons together in one place|
social group - people sharing some social relation
building - the occupants of a building; "the entire building complained about the noise"
carload - a gathering of passengers sufficient to fill an automobile
contingent - a gathering of persons representative of some larger group; "each nation sent a contingent of athletes to the Olympics"
floor - the occupants of a floor; "the whole floor complained about the lack of heat"
pair - two people considered as a unit
room - the people who are present in a room; "the whole room was cheering"
turnout - the group that gathers together for a particular occasion; "a large turnout for the meeting"
foursome, quartette, quartet - four people considered as a unit; "he joined a barbershop quartet"; "the foursome teed off before 9 a.m."
assembly - a group of persons who are gathered together for a common purpose
crowd - a large number of things or people considered together; "a crowd of insects assembled around the flowers"
audience - a gathering of spectators or listeners at a (usually public) performance; "the audience applauded"; "someone in the audience began to cough"
community - a group of people living in a particular local area; "the team is drawn from all parts of the community"
municipality - people living in a town or city having local self-government
grade, class, course, form - a body of students who are taught together; "early morning classes are always sleepy"
year, class - a body of students who graduate together; "the class of '97"; "she was in my year at Hoehandle High"
group meeting, meeting - a formally arranged gathering; "next year the meeting will be in Chicago"; "the meeting elected a chairperson"
covey - a small collection of people
quorum - a gathering of the minimal number of members of an organization to conduct business
commune - a body of people or families living together and sharing everything
convocation - a group gathered in response to a summons
fair - gathering of producers to promote business; "world fair"; "trade fair"; "book fair"
bevy - a large gathering of people of a particular type; "he was surrounded by a bevy of beauties in bathing attire"; "a bevy of young beach boys swarmed around him"
camp - a group of people living together in a camp; "the whole camp laughed at his mistake"
muster - a gathering of military personnel for duty; "he was thrown in the brig for missing muster"
rap group - a gathering of people holding a rap session
rave-up - a raucous gathering
table - a company of people assembled at a table for a meal or game; "he entertained the whole table with his witty remarks"
wine tasting - a gathering of people to taste and compare different wines
|2.||assemblage - a system of components assembled together for a particular purpose|
system - instrumentality that combines interrelated interacting artifacts designed to work as a coherent entity; "he bought a new stereo system"; "the system consists of a motor and a small computer"
|3.||assemblage - the social act of assembling; "they demanded the right of assembly"|
group action - action taken by a group of people
mobilisation, mobilization - act of marshaling and organizing and making ready for use or action; "mobilization of the country's economic resources"
coming together, meeting - the social act of assembling for some common purpose; "his meeting with the salesmen was the high point of his day"
concentration - bringing together military forces
|4.||assemblage - several things grouped together or considered as a whole|
procession - the group action of a collection of people or animals or vehicles moving ahead in more or less regular formation; "processions were forbidden"
pharmacopoeia - a collection or stock of drugs
string - a collection of objects threaded on a single strand
wardrobe - collection of clothing belonging to one person
wardrobe - collection of costumes belonging to a theatrical company
universe, population - (statistics) the entire aggregation of items from which samples can be drawn; "it is an estimate of the mean of the population"
armamentarium - the collection of equipment and methods used in the practice of medicine
art collection - a collection of art works
backlog - an accumulation of jobs not done or materials not processed that are yet to be dealt with (especially unfilled customer orders for products or services)
battery - a collection of related things intended for use together; "took a battery of achievement tests"
block - a number or quantity of related things dealt with as a unit; "he reserved a large block of seats"; "he held a large block of the company's stock"
rule book, book - a collection of rules or prescribed standards on the basis of which decisions are made; "they run things by the book around here"
book - a collection of playing cards satisfying the rules of a card game
bottle collection - a collection of bottles; "her bottle collection is arranged on glass shelves in the window"
coin collection - a collection of coins
collage - any collection of diverse things; "a collage of memories"
content - everything that is included in a collection and that is held or included in something; "he emptied the contents of his pockets"; "the two groups were similar in content"
tout ensemble, ensemble - an assemblage of parts or details (as in a work of art) considered as forming a whole
corpus - a collection of writings; "he edited the Hemingway corpus"
crop - a collection of people or things appearing together; "the annual crop of students brings a new crop of ideas"
tenantry - tenants of an estate considered as a group
findings - a collection of tools and other articles used by an artisan to make jewelry or clothing or shoes
flagging - flagstones collectively; "there was a pile of flagging waiting to be laid in place"
flinders - bits and splinters and fragments; "it would have shattered in flinders long before it did that damage"
pack - a complete collection of similar things
deal, hand - the cards held in a card game by a given player at any given time; "I didn't hold a good hand all evening"; "he kept trying to see my hand"
long suit - in a hand, the suit having the most cards
herbarium - a collection of dried plants that are mounted and systematically classified for study
stamp collection - a collection of stamps
statuary - statues collectively
sum total, summation, sum - the final aggregate; "the sum of all our troubles did not equal the misery they suffered"
agglomeration - a jumbled collection or mass
gimmickry - a collection of gimmicks
nuclear club - the nations possessing nuclear weapons
cumulation, heap, pile, agglomerate, cumulus, mound - a collection of objects laid on top of each other
mass - an ill-structured collection of similar things (objects or people)
combination - a collection of things that have been combined; an assemblage of separate parts or qualities
congregation - an assemblage of people or animals or things collected together; "a congregation of children pleaded for his autograph"; "a great congregation of birds flew over"
hit parade - a collection of the best or most popular people or items of a given kind
Judaica - historical and literary materials relating to Judaism
kludge - a badly assembled collection of parts hastily assembled to serve some particular purpose (often used to refer to computing systems or software that has been badly put together)
program library, subroutine library, library - (computing) a collection of standard programs and subroutines that are stored and available for immediate use
library - a collection of literary documents or records kept for reference or borrowing
mythology - myths collectively; the body of stories associated with a culture or institution or person
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noun group, company, meeting, body, crowd, collection, mass, gathering, rally, assembly, flock, congregation, accumulation, multitude, throng, hui (N.Z.), conclave, aggregation, convocation an assemblage of German officers
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1. A quantity accumulated:
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