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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.
There was at this time an assemblage of Nez Perces, Flatheads, and Cottonois Indians encamped together upon the plain; well provided with beaver, which they had collected during the spring.
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.
'are no mean assemblage: many will be glad to have so much in one instructor; and this time, you shall try your fortune in a somewhat higher family in that of some genuine, thoroughbred gentleman; for such are far more likely to treat you with proper respect and consideration than those purse-proud tradespeople and arrogant upstarts.
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.
So far I have engaged comprehensively with the literature regarding the socio-political history of the Darjeeling district (as well as wider social and political processes in India), governance and governmentality, and assemblage theory.
A New Philosophy of Society: Assemblage Theory and Social Complexity
A collection of bones, or assemblage, with duplicated elements or overlapping portions indicates that commingling is present; however, it should be noted that the lack of duplicated elements does not always indicate that only one individual is present.