What does assemblage mean?

Definitions for assemblage
əˈsɛm blɪdʒ; for 3 also Fr. a sɑ̃ˈblaʒas·sem·blage

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. gathering, assemblagenoun

    a group of persons together in one place

  2. hookup, assemblagenoun

    a system of components assembled together for a particular purpose

  3. assembly, assemblage, gatheringnoun

    the social act of assembling

    "they demanded the right of assembly"

  4. collection, aggregation, accumulation, assemblagenoun

    several things grouped together or considered as a whole


  1. assemblagenoun

    A collection of things which have been gathered together or assembled.

  2. Etymology: From assemblage.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Assemblagenoun

    A collection; a number of individuals brought together. It differs from assembly, by being applied only, or chiefly, to things; assembly being used only, or generally, of persons.

    Etymology: assemblage, Fr.

    All that we amass together in our thoughts is positive, and the assemblage of a great number of positive ideas of space or duration. John Locke.

    O Hartford, fitted or to shine in courts
    With unaffected grace, or walk the plains,
    With innocence and meditation join’d
    In soft assemblage, listen to my song. James Thomson, Spring.


  1. assemblage

    Assemblage is a collection or gathering of people, things, or ideas. It can also refer to a work of art made by grouping found or unrelated objects. In geology or archaeology, it's the set of artifacts or fossils found in the same location that can reveal information about a particular period or culture.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Assemblagenoun

    the act of assembling, or the state of being assembled; association

  2. Assemblagenoun

    a collection of individuals, or of individuals, or of particular things; as, a political assemblage; an assemblage of ideas


  1. Assemblage

    An assemblage is an archaeological term meaning a group of different artifacts found in association with one another, that is, in the same context. As defined by one of the standard contemporary archaeological textbooks, an assemblage is a "group of artifacts recurring together at a particular time and place, and representing the sum of human activities." It was previously accepted that assemblages represent cultures when they are found within a limited time period and area, but it is not as accepted anymore. Archaeologists know that it is nearly impossible to distinguish cultures and ethnic differences based on assemblages alone. Assemblages can be used to identify cultures, but they are not the most reliable indicators by themselves. Where the content of the assemblages relates only to one product, they are more correctly termed an industry.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of assemblage in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of assemblage in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of assemblage in a Sentence

  1. Oliver Sacks:

    The brain is more than an assemblage of autonomous modules, each crucial for a specific mental function. Every one of these functionally specialized areas must interact with dozens or hundreds of others, their total integration creating something like a vastly complicated orchestra with thousands of instruments, an orchestra that conducts itself, with an ever-changing score and repertoire.

  2. Emily Yuko Hallett:

    I wasn't expecting to find them. I was studying this assemblage initially to look at the animal bones to reconstruct the human diet.

  3. Arlan Ettinger:

    It's the best (collection) in the world, it appears that from the very beginning it was always looked at as the most comprehensive assemblage of posters of many different nationalities pertaining to their involvement in World War One.

  4. Edward Alsworth Ross:

    During the last dozen years the tales of suppression of free assemblage, free press, and free speech, by local authorities or the State operating under martial law have been so numerous as to have become an old story. They are attacked at the instigation of an economically and socially powerful class, itself enjoying to the full the advantages of free communications, but bent on denying them to the class it holds within its power...

  5. David Gibson:

    This time so much more has been preserved - we can actually see everyday life during the Bronze Age in the round, it's prehistoric archaeology in 3D with an unsurpassed finds assemblage in terms of range and quantity.

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