Definition of assembler in English:



  • 1A person who assembles a machine or its parts.

    • ‘China offers auto assemblers and especially component producers hourly wages below $1.00 for skilled workers who are only too happy to accept those wages as the ticket to a middle class lifestyle.’
    • ‘I met crankshaft grinders and engine assemblers who could discuss the ROI of their machine tools.’
    • ‘This number includes the three two-man engine assembly teams, a full-time head assembler and ‘floating’ person that works two full days a week on head assembly.’
    • ‘In addition to producing for end-product assemblers, there is also the potential to produce replacement parts, not only for Thailand, but also the region.’
    • ‘That's probably overstated, but the exploits of the overseas based domestic assemblers do have an excellent track record with product, price, productivity and profitability.’
    • ‘The regional strategy has focused on recruiting ‘beacon’ businesses of large employers such as car assemblers.’
    • ‘But it was seen that many of the local assemblers are of the view that since they provide better after-sales service and better-bundled peripheral schemes they will not loose their market share.’
    • ‘That meant working closely with engineers and assemblers to build a simple user interface and limit production costs.’
    • ‘The domestic assemblers have run out of options that would produce the cash or lower the costs of production by the billions of dollars needed to stay in the game and create a constant flow of competitive product’
    • ‘First, teams of assemblers moved from fixed chassis to fixed chassis, or assemblers simply stayed with their chassis while others brought them tools and parts as needed.’
    • ‘Everyone, from secretaries to engine assemblers, can tell you what kind of return their work creates for the company, and the costs of the products they use.’
    • ‘This paper presents the results of a benchmarking study carried out to assess and compare the levels of manufacturing performance achieved by 16 British contract electronics assemblers.’
    • ‘We don't have managers and assemblers, editors and secretaries, surgeons and nurses.’
    • ‘We do not want someone who'll come in and turn us into an assembler for them.’
    • ‘The current staff of nine, which includes five product assemblers and a small marketing team, should continue as company operatives.’
    • ‘More obvious are the engineers and assemblers housed in those buildings.’
    • ‘The tiny cylinder latch assembly gave the assemblers fits and, in 1906, it was eliminated in favor of a locking bolt in a lug under the barrel.’
    • ‘The plant's workforce includes skilled moulders, assemblers and maintenance workers, many of whom are furious at the reports of closure.’
    • ‘For instance, coral polyps amount to natural assemblers as they build their reefs.’
    • ‘Cars initially were produced by teams of skilled assemblers who fit together crudely made components.’
  • 2Computing
    A program for converting instructions written in low-level symbolic code into machine code.

    • ‘Well, if you understand what compilers are, then you probably know what an assembler is?’
    • ‘Loading the editor took five minutes; loading the assembler took 15 minutes.’
    • ‘It came with BASIC, but you could get a cheap assembler anywhere and start exploring exactly which bits did what.’
    • ‘Well, I suppose I could use the DOS debug program as a mini assembler.’
    • ‘As most C Compilers do not provide wrapper functions, this would require an in-line assembler.’
    1. 2.1
      another term for assembly language
      • ‘For those who have never looked at assembler, the code will seem a little strange but not for long.’
      • ‘The C programming language is best described as a hardware-independent assembler language.’
      • ‘I chose instead to abandon the assembler and write my own.’
      • ‘Much of the system was still written in assembler.’
      • ‘The drawback is that for a sophisticated task, this can be like programming an operating system in assembler.’