A legislative body; specifically; the lower house of a legislature
ETYM French assemblée, from assembler. Related to Assemble.
1. A group of machine parts that fit together to form a self-contained unit.
2. A group of persons gathered together for a common purpose.
3. The social act of assembling; SYN. assemblage, gathering.
A collection of one or more files that are versioned and deployed as a unit. An assembly is the primary building block of a .NET Framework application. All managed types and resources are contained within an assembly and are marked either as accessible only within the assembly or as accessible from code in other assemblies. Assemblies also play a key role in security. The code access security system uses information about the assembly to determine the set of permissions that code in the assembly is granted.