assembly line

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 manner <
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • assembly line — assembly lines N COUNT An assembly line is an arrangement of workers and machines in a factory, where each worker deals with only one part of a product. The product passes from one worker to another until it is finished. ...a man who works on an… …   English dictionary

  • assembly line — ► NOUN ▪ a series of machines by which identical items are assembled in successive stages …   English terms dictionary

  • assembly line — ☆ assembly line n. in many factories, an arrangement whereby each worker performs a specialized operation in assembling the work as it is passed along, often on a slowly moving belt or track …   English World dictionary

  • 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 — noun mechanical system in a factory whereby an article is conveyed through sites at which successive operations are performed on it (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑production line, ↑line • Hypernyms: ↑mechanical system • Part Holonyms: ↑factory, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • assembly line — Synonyms and related words: armory, arsenal, assemblage, assembly, assembly plant, assembly line production, atomic energy plant, bindery, boatyard, boilery, bookbindery, brewery, brickyard, cannery, creamery, dairy, defense plant, distillery,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • assembly line — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms assembly line : singular assembly line plural assembly lines a) a system for making products in a factory in which each worker or machine is responsible for adding or checking a particular part b) a moving belt …   English dictionary

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