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[Fr.,=pasting], technique in art consisting of cutting and pasting natural or manufactured materials to a painted or unpainted surface—hence, a work of art in this medium.
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assemblage

[ə′sem·blij]
(archeology)
All related cultural traits and artifacts associated with one archeological manifestation.
(ecology)
A group of organisms sharing a common habitat by chance.
(geology)
A group of fossils that, appearing together, characterize a particular stratum.
A group of minerals that compose a rock.
(ordnance)
A collection of items designed to accomplish one general function and identified and issued as a single item.
(paleontology)
A group of fossils occurring together at one stratigraphic level.

assemblage

Art a three-dimensional work of art that combines various objects into an integrated whole
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At the twentieth there was a general shudder, as it occurred to the minds of that vast assemblage that the bold travelers shut up within the projectile were also counting those terrible seconds.
The definition of a CONFEDERATE REPUBLIC seems simply to be "an assemblage of societies," or an association of two or more states into one state.
And in his sable dress, and holding in his hand his white wand of office, this important personage made way through the miscellaneous assemblage of guests, thus conducting Richard and Ivanhoe to the entrance of the tower.
What struck me as most remarkable about this assemblage and the hall in which they were congregated was the fact that the creatures were entirely out of proportion to the desks, chairs, and other furnishings; these being of a size adapted to human beings such as I, whereas the great bulks of the Martians could scarcely have squeezed into the chairs, nor was there room beneath the desks for their long legs.
One day, in the sick chamber of Father Ephraim, who had been forty years the presiding elder over the Shaker settlement at Goshen, there was an assemblage of several of the chief men of the sect.
A synod was convened; that is to say, an assemblage of all the ministers in Massachusetts.
It therefore, in the first place, cheered Van Systens and his nosegay, then the corporation, then followed a cheer for the people; and, at last, and for once with great justice, there was one for the excellent music with which the gentlemen of the town councils generously treated the assemblage at every halt.
In this paper, we draw upon Felix Guattari's work on transversality and to develop an understanding of participation that does not build from a narrow conception of subjectivity which is constituted in deliberative terms of consensus-building (Habermas, 1984), or ongoing agonistic confrontations between different political identities (Laclau and Mouffe, 1985); but rather foregrounds more open and experimental participatory assemblages.
They discuss the history of the Plainview site in Texas, the Plainview type assemblage, and what is known about the site and the Plainview style; the stratigraphic, geochronologic, and paleoenvironmental contexts, and the bone and stone assemblage characteristics from Plainview; sites west of the Great Plains with some Plainview affinities, including the Belen style from the Central Rio Grande, southern New Mexico, Trans-Pecos Texas, Chihuahua, the Colorado Plateau of northern Arizona, and Black Rock Concave Base; and numerical analyses of Plainview and morphologically similar assemblages.
Communities of potential: Social assemblages in Thailand and beyond
But this commanding display of collages and assemblages by Louise Nevelson (1899-1988), encompassing three decades, made work--as in production and profession, and also difficulty--its backbone.
ANNUAL VARIATION IN FISH ASSEMBLAGES USING BRACKISH POOLS ON A NORTHERN GULF OF MEXICO BARRIER ISLAND.