Definition of assemblage in English:

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Pronunciation: /əˈsɛmblɪdʒ/


1A collection or gathering of things or people: a loose assemblage of diverse groups
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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.
collection, accumulation, conglomeration, gathering, group, cluster, aggregation, raft, mass, medley, assortment, selection, jumble, series, complete series, batch, number, combination, grouping, arrangement, array
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 together found or unrelated objects.
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  • 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.
1.3 [mass noun] The action of gathering or fitting things together: the assemblage of electronic image and text databases
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  • 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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