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assemblé

[French a-sahn-bley] /French a sɑ̃ˈbleɪ/
noun, plural assemblés
[French a-sahn-bley] /French a sɑ̃ˈbleɪ/ (Show IPA).
Ballet.
1.
a jump in which the dancer throws one leg up, springs off the other, and lands with both feet together.
Origin
< French, past participle of assembler to assemble
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British Dictionary definitions for assemblé

assemblé

/asɑ̃ble/
noun
1.
(ballet) a sideways leap in which the feet come together in the air in preparation for landing
Word Origin
literally: brought together

assemble

/əˈsɛmbəl/
verb
1.
to come or bring together; collect or congregate
2.
to fit or join together (the parts of something, such as a machine): to assemble the parts of a kit
3.
to run (a computer program) that converts a set of symbolic data, usually in the form of specific single-step instructions, into machine language
Word Origin
C13: from Old French assembler, from Vulgar Latin assimulāre (unattested) to bring together, from Latin simul together
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Word Origin and History for assemblé

assemble

v.

earlly 14c., transitive and intransitive, from Old French assembler "come together, join, unite; gather" (11c.), from Latin assimulare "to make like, liken, compare; copy, imitate; feign, pretend," later "to gather together," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + simulare "to make like" (see simulation). In Middle English and in Old French it also was a euphemism for "to couple sexually." Meaning "to put parts together" in manufacturing is from 1852. Related: Assembled; assembling. Assemble together is redundant.

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Encyclopedia Article for assemblé

assemble

(French: "step put together"), in classical ballet, a movement in which a dancer's feet or legs are brought together in the air and the dancer lands on both feet. It can be done front, back, dessus, dessous, and so on.

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