en•sem•ble /ahn-sahm-buhl/

(n.) 1703, “union of parts, parts of a thing taken together,” from French ensembléeall the parts of a thing considered together,” from Late Latin insimulat the same time,” from in- intensive prefix + simulat the same time,” related to similislike, resembling, of the same kind” (see similar). Musical sense of “union of all parts in a performance” in English first attested 1844. Earlier in English as an adverb (mid-15c.), “together, at the same time.

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