preassembly

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

pre- +‎ assembly

Noun[edit]

preassembly (uncountable)

  1. Assembly of a product in advance.
    • 2008 January 16, Jeff Bailey, “More Delays Expected for Boeing’s Dreamliner”, New York Times:
      Boeing sent its own workers out to suppliers around the world, hoping to speed things up, then bypassed some of the preassembly process and simply had suppliers ship their work in pieces to Boeing.