Sunday, December 15, 2013

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[uh-sem-blij; for 3, 4 also French a-sahn-blazh]
1. a group of persons or things gathered or collected; an assembly; collection; aggregate.
2. the act of assembling; state of being assembled.
3. Fine Arts.
a. a sculptural technique of organizing or composing into a unified whole a group of unrelated and often fragmentary or discarded objects.
b. a work of art produced by this technique. Compare collage, found object, ready-made (def 4).
4. Archaeology . the aggregate of artifacts and other remains found on a site, considered as material evidence in support of a theory concerning the culture or cultures inhabiting it.

1695–1705; < French; see assemble, -age
Related forms
re·as·sem·blage, noun
sub·as·sem·blage, noun

Can be confused: assemblage, assembly


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