assembly line

assembly line
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a system for making things in a factory in which the products move past a line of workers who each make or check one part

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • assembly-line — a. Of, pertaining to, or resembling an {assembly line}; as, an assembly line process; also used metaphorically, as an assembly line educational system. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • assembly line — n. A line of machinery, tools, and workers on which objects to be manufactured are moved from one post to the next, where different workers perform different steps in the manufacturing process; called also {production line}. The objects to be… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Assembly line — An assembly line is a manufacturing process in which parts (usually interchangeable parts) are added to a product in a sequential manner using optimally planned logistics to create a finished product much faster than with handcrafting type… …   Wikipedia

  • assembly line — an arrangement of machines, tools, and workers in which a product is assembled by having each perform a specific, successive operation on an incomplete unit as it passes by in a series of stages organized in a direct line. Also called production… …   Universalium

  • assembly-line — adjective Date: 1939 made by or as if by an assembly line; especially lacking originality or creativity < bored by the novel s assembly line plot > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • assembly line — noun Date: 1914 1. an arrangement of machines, equipment, and workers in which work passes from operation to operation in direct line until the product is assembled 2. a process for turning out a finished product in a mechanically efficient… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • assembly line — noun A system of workers and machinery in which a product is assembled in a series of consecutive operations; typically the product is attached to a continuously moving belt …   Wiktionary

  • Apple Assembly Line — was a monthly newsletter published from October 1980 through May 1988. This newsletter focused on assembly language for the Apple ] [, //e, //c, and //gs computers. In the beginning all the programs were written for the 6502 microprocessor, but… …   Wikipedia

  • The Assembly Line — was a British video game development company which created games for the Atari ST, Commodore 64 and Amiga systems. It mostly created action or puzzle games such as Pipe Dream , Vaxine , and Interphase …   Wikipedia

  • Assembly — may refer to:Biology* Sequence assembly * Genome assembly * Neuronal assembly and Cell assembly theoryPolitics* Deliberative assembly ** General Assembly ** House of Assembly ** Legislative Assembly ** Roman assemblies ** National Assembly **… …   Wikipedia

  • line — line1 linable, lineable, adj. lineless, adj. linelike, adj. /luyn/, n., v., lined, lining. n. 1. a mark or stroke long in proportion to its breadth, made with a pen, pencil, tool, etc., on a surface: a line down the middle of the page. 2. Math. a …   Universalium

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