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Princeton's WordNet

  1. production line, assembly line, linenoun

    mechanical system in a factory whereby an article is conveyed through sites at which successive operations are performed on it


  1. assembly linenoun

    A line of machinery, tools, and workers on which objects to be manufactured are moved from one post to the next, where different workers perform different steps in the manufacturing process; called also production line. The objects to be manufactured usually move on a form of conveyor belt, which does not necessarily move only in a straight line, but may continue around the factory area for some distance.


  1. assembly linenoun

    A system of workers and machinery in which a product is assembled in a series of consecutive operations; typically the product is attached to a continuously moving belt


  1. Assembly line

    An assembly line is a manufacturing process (often called a progressive assembly) in which parts (usually interchangeable parts) are added as the semi-finished assembly moves from workstation to workstation where the parts are added in sequence until the final assembly is produced. By mechanically moving the parts to the assembly work and moving the semi-finished assembly from work station to work station, a finished product can be assembled faster and with less labor than by having workers carry parts to a stationary piece for assembly. Assembly lines are common methods of assembling complex items such as automobiles and other transportation equipment, household appliances and electronic goods. Workers in charge of the works of assembly line are called assemblers.


  1. Assembly line

    An assembly line is a manufacturing process in which parts are added to a product in a sequential manner to create a finished product much faster than with handcrafting-type methods. The division of labour was initially discussed by Adam Smith, regarding the manufacture of pins, in his book The Wealth of Nations. The assembly line was first mechanized in the U.S. by Eli Whitney, in 1797, who also patented a type of cotton gin. Whitney began using the assembly line to manufacture muskets that had interchangeable parts. He was then contracted to supply 10,000 muskets for the U.S. government in two years. Prior to Whitney's mechanization of the assembly line, craftsmen made muskets one at a time. Due to the handmade & custom nature of this process, each musket was unique. If a single part of the musket broke, it could not be easily replaced, but instead required a custom repair. Because parts manufactured by Whitney's assembly line parts were interchangeable, common parts could be used to replace broken ones. This was a vast improvement in both manufacturing and maintenance of produced goods. In the early 1900s, Ford Motor Company adopted the assembly line to mass-produce the Model T.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of assembly line in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of assembly line in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of assembly line in a Sentence

  1. Michael Tracy:

    If Elon is sleeping in a sleeping bag in a conference room off of the final assembly line, then there's an awful lot happening in that factory that's wrong.

  2. Engineer.AI:

    Our human-assisted AI (artificial intelligence) can build tailor-made software using the collective knowledge of what has been built before; an assembly line connects re-usable features with specialist creators. - Engineer.ai CEO

  3. Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal:

    I'm told that the 2,500th version of this aircraft is now on the (assembly) line inside this building, it transports, it becomes a war airplane as necessary and it is recognized as the true workhorse.

  4. United Auto Workers:

    It's not just blood and sweat that goes into manufacturing on an assembly line, it's critical thinking that automation can't replicate.

  5. Dejan Stojanovic:

    Perfection seems sterile; it is final, no mystery in it; it's a product of an assembly line.

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    separate or cut with a tool, such as a sharp instrument
    • A. cleave
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    • C. loom
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