[ uh-sem-bler ]
/ əˈsɛm blər /


a person or thing that assembles.
  1. Also called assembly routine. a language processor that translates symbolic assembly language into equivalent machine language.
  2. assembly language.

Origin of assembler

First recorded in 1625–35; assemble + -er1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for assembler

  • Nothing—whereas Penman had been reared in the factory where they were made, and had long been a foreman "assembler."

    A Tatter of Scarlet|S. R. Crockett
  • He was evidently no maker of clocks as "bits o' mechanism," or an assembler of parts.

    Chats on Old Clocks|Arthur Hayden
  • In the hymns of the Rigveda he is the assembler of the people, the king, the pattern of just dealing.

  • The clockmaker, and even then there is something personal yet remaining, became an assembler of component parts.

    Chats on Old Clocks|Arthur Hayden

British Dictionary definitions for assembler

/ (əˈsɛmblə) /


a person or thing that assemblesSee compiler (def. 2)
a type of computer program that converts a program written in assembly language into machine codeCompare compiler (def. 2)
another name for assembly language
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