assemblé

assemblé

[French a-sahn-bley]
noun, plural assemblés [French a-sahn-bley] . Ballet.
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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assemble (əˈsɛmbəl)
 
vb
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
 
[C13: from Old French assembler, from Vulgar Latin assimulāre (unattested) to bring together, from Latin simul together]

assemblé (asɑ̃ble)
 
n
ballet a sideways leap in which the feet come together in the air in preparation for landing
 
[literally: brought together]

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assemble
mid-13c. (trans.), c.1300 (intrans.), from O.Fr. assembler (11c.), from L. assimulare "to make like, think like," later "to gather together," from ad- "to" + simulare "to make like" (see simulation). In 14c. it also was a euphemism for "to couple sexually." Assemble together
is redundant. Meaning "to put parts together" in manufacturing is from 1852.
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