compilation

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

Definition of compilation

  1. 1 :  the act or process of compiling the annual compilation of data

  2. 2 :  something compiled a compilation of hit songs a compilation of vehicular accident reports

Examples of compilation in a sentence

  1. The CD is a compilation of greatest hits.

  2. the slow compilation of data

Origin and Etymology of compilation

see compile


First Known Use: 15th century


COMPILATION Defined for English Language Learners

compilation

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

Definition of compilation for English Language Learners

  • : 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


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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