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compilation

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noun com·pi·la·tion \ˌkäm-pə-ˈlā-shən also -ˌpī-\

Simple Definition of compilation

  • : a group of things (such as songs or pieces of writing) that have been gathered into a collection

  • : the act or process of gathering things together

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of compilation

  1. 1 :  the act or process of compiling

  2. 2 :  something compiled <a compilation of hit songs>

Examples of compilation in a sentence

  1. The CD is a compilation of greatest hits.

  2. the slow compilation of data



15th Century

First Known Use of compilation

15th century


Law Dictionary

compilation

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noun com·pi·la·tion \ˌkäm-pə-ˈlā-shən\

Legal Definition of compilation

  1. :  a collection of preexisting materials and data so arranged to form a new original work under the law of copyright





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