Assembler definition

ə-sĕmblər
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(computers) A program that produces executable machine code from symbolic assembly language.
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One that assembles, as a worker who puts together components of an item being manufactured.
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One that assembles; specif., a computer program that translates a low-level programming language into machine language.
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(programming) A program that reads source code written in assembly language and produces executable machine code, possibly together with information needed by linkers, debuggers and other tools.

This assembler is much faster than the old one.

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(programming, informal) Assembly language.

I wrote that program in assembler.

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One who assembles items.
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(nanotechnology) A nanodevice capable of assembling nanodevices, possibly including copies of itself, according to a plan.
  • Assembler (nanotechnology) on Wikipedia.
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Noun

Singular:
assembler
Plural:
assemblers

Origin of assembler