Definition of sub-assembly in English:

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noun (plural sub-assemblies)

A unit assembled separately but designed to be incorporated with other units into a larger manufactured product.
Example sentences
  • Because the whole firing mechanism housing can be simply removed from the frame by hand, it's both easily maintained and repaired in the field and as a separate sub-assembly, vastly simplifies production of the pistol itself.
  • He said the way to win new business is to make complex, highly-engineered modules that range from sub-assemblies to vehicles that are completely developed, engineered and assembled by Magna Steyr.
  • They share structures, platform, parts and sub-assemblies, yet their separate bodies make them Peugeots, Citroëns and Toyotas.
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