assemblage

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assemblage (3)

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From French assemblage.

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assemblage (countable and uncountable, plural assemblages)

  1. The process of assembling or bringing together.
    the assemblage of words and recordings
  2. A collection of things which have been gathered together or assembled.
    • 1749, John Cleland, “part 9”, in Fanny Hill: Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure, London: G. Fenton, OCLC 13050889:
      But scarce was supper well over, before a change so incredible was wrought in me, such violent, yet pleasingly irksome sensations took possession of me that I scarce knew how to contain myself; the smart of the lashes was now converted into such a prickly heat, such fiery tinglings, as made me sigh, squeeze my thighs together, shift and wriggle about my seat, with a furious restlessness; whilst these itching ardours, thus excited in those parts on which the storm of discipline had principally fallen, detached legions of burning, subtile, stimulating spirits, to their opposite spot and centre of assemblage, where their titillation raged so furiously, that I was even stinging mad with them.
    • 1915, Emerson Hough, The Purchase Price, chapterII:
      Carried somehow, somewhither, for some reason, on these surging floods, were these travelers, []. Even such a boat as the Mount Vernon offered a total deck space so cramped as to leave secrecy or privacy well out of the question, even had the motley and democratic assemblage of passengers been disposed to accord either.
  3. (art) A visual art form similar to collage, which combines two-dimensional and three-dimensional, often found, elements into works of art.

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From French assemblage.

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assemblage c (singular definite assemblagen, plural indefinite assemblager)

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assemblage m (plural assemblages)

  1. assemblage

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