1A collection or gathering of things or people: a wondrous assemblage of noble knights, cruel temptresses, and impossible loves
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- Therefore, the best hope for understanding global diversity patterns is to collect information on local assemblages.
- The diverse oceanographic conditions that occur in the park give rise to a similarly diverse array of species assemblages.
- When paleontologists gather data on relative abundance, they sample an assemblage that has accumulated over a long, usually unknown period of time.
1.1A machine or object made of pieces fitted together: some vast assemblage of gears and cogs
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- This argument will never convince those who see our bodies as machines, as complex assemblages of molecular parts, whose workings become more manipulable the more we understand them.
- Creative writers have tended to be fearful of machine/person assemblages, and have been much slower to take advantage of new technologies than musicians and visual artists.
- I once wished to make an assemblage of gears that would make a mechanical human, and I saw no reason why not.
1.2A work of art made by grouping found or unrelated objects.
- The show consisted of 262 paintings, sculptures, assemblages and works in other mediums, with the earliest a drawing from 1952, selected from the large donation.
- In his smaller sculptural assemblages, narrative has always functioned like another found object, dense with the particular history of its source and rich with texture.
- He makes expressive, figurative paintings and assemblages that are passionately engaged with the political, social and emotional environment of his community.
1.3The action of gathering or fitting things together.
- Even more so than its predecessor, Rediffusion is the result of relentless sound researches, passionate assemblage and a sharp observation of existing combinations.
- Their value consists particularly in the assemblage of material drawn from the old scholia and the lost works of earlier scholars and lexicographers.
- The power of Darnton's essay lay in his assemblage of familiar assertions about the origins and transmission of fairy tales.
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