Definition of compilation
- the annual compilation of data
- a compilation of hit songs
- a compilation of vehicular accident reports
The CD is a compilation of greatest hits.
the slow compilation of data
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: 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
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