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assembler

[uh-sem-bler] /əˈsɛm blər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that assembles.
2.
Computers.
  1. Also called assembly routine. a language processor that translates symbolic assembly language into equivalent machine language.
  2. assembly language.
Origin of assembler
1625-1635
1625-35; assemble + -er1
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  • He was evidently no maker of clocks as "bits o' mechanism," or an assembler of parts.

    Chats on Old Clocks Arthur Hayden
  • The clockmaker, and even then there is something personal yet remaining, became an assembler of component 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.

  • 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
British Dictionary definitions for assembler

assembler

/əˈsɛmblə/
noun
1.
a person or thing that assembles See compiler (sense 2)
2.
a type of computer program that converts a program written in assembly language into machine code Compare compiler (sense 2)
3.
another name for assembly language
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assembler in Technology

programming
A program which converts assembly language into machine code.
(1996-03-25)

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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