compiled

adjective

com·​piled kəm-ˈpī(-ə)ld How to pronounce compiled (audio)
1
: gathered together especially from various sources
a compiled list/report
the compiled statistics from all three counties
… Freud was a prodigious writer. His compiled works amount to 23 volumes and cover thousands of pages of writing.Kenneth N. Levy
… stored in countless precious libraries is the compiled wisdom of all the world.The Harlequin
2
of computer code : processed through software that translates a complete set of high-level computer instructions into machine language before executing any of them
Compiled code is incomprehensible to most programmers, but there are ways to convert machine code back to a more human-friendly format …Mathew Schwartz
You will also notice more delays when going from function to function with the compiled program.David Kruglinski

Word History

First Known Use

1818, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of compiled was in 1818

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“Compiled.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/compiled. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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