compilatory

adjective com·pi·la·to·ry \kəmˈpīləˌtōrē, -ˈpil-; ˈkämpə̇lə-\

Definition of compilatory

  1. :  of, relating to, or being compilation a work compilatory in nature and not truly original :  of or relating to a compiler compilatory techniques

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Origin and Etymology of compilatory

compilat- (as in compilator) + -ory


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