as·sem·blage /əˈsɛmblɪʤ, ||ˌæˌsɑmˈblɑʒ/
1. The act of assembling, or the state of being assembled; association.
In sweet assemblage every blooming grace. --Fenton.
2. A collection of individuals, or of individuals, or of particular things; as, a political assemblage; an assemblage of ideas.
Syn: -- Company; group; collection; concourse; gathering; meeting; convention.
Usage: Assemblage, Assembly. An assembly consists only of persons; an assemblage may be composed of things as well as persons, as, an assemblage of incoherent objects. Nor is every assemblage of persons an assembly; since the latter term denotes a body who have met, and are acting, in concert for some common end, such as to hear, to deliberate, to unite in music, dancing, etc. An assemblage of skaters on a lake, or of horse jockeys at a race course, is not an assembly, but might be turned into one by collecting into a body with a view to discuss and decide as to some object of common interest.
n 1: a group of persons together in one place [syn: gathering]
2: a system of components assembled together for a particular
purpose [syn: hookup]
3: the social act of assembling; "they demanded the right of
assembly" [syn: assembly, gathering] [ant: dismantling]
4: several things grouped together or considered as a whole
[syn: collection, aggregation, accumulation]