compilation

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

Definition of compilation

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

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Origin and Etymology of compilation


COMPILATION Defined for English Language Learners

compilation

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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

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


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