assemblage: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (u-sem'blij for 3, 4 also Fr. a-sän-blazh'), [key]
— n.
  1. a group of persons or things gathered or collected; an assembly; collection; aggregate.
  2. the act of assembling; state of being assembled.
    1. a sculptural technique of organizing or composing into a unified whole a group of unrelated and often fragmentary or discarded objects.
    2. a work of art produced by this technique. Cf. collage, found object, ready-made (def. 4).
  3. the aggregate of artifacts and other remains found on a site, considered as material evidence in support of a theory concerning the culture or cultures inhabiting it.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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