Meaning of self-assemble in English:


Pronunciation /ˌsɛlfəˈsɛmbl/


[no object]
  • 1mainly British Construct an object, especially a piece of furniture, from materials sold in kit form.

    ‘we offer a factory assembly service for customers not wishing to self-assemble’
    • ‘I self-assembled the shed following the instructions’
    1. 1.1Biology (of a ribosome, virus, or other body) form spontaneously in a medium containing the appropriate components.
      ‘in water, the molecules self-assemble into soluble particles’
      • ‘the hybrid virus self-assembles’