assembler

[uh-sem-bler]

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. assegai,
  2. assemblage,
  3. assemblagist,
  4. assemble,
  5. assembled,
  6. assemblies of god,
  7. assembly,
  8. assembly district,
  9. assembly language,
  10. assembly line

Origin of assembler

First recorded in 1625–35; assemble + -er1

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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

assembler

noun

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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