com·​pil·​er | \ kəm-ˈpī-lər How to pronounce compiler (audio) \

Definition of compiler

1 : one that compiles
2 : a computer program that translates an entire set of instructions written in a higher-level symbolic language (such as C) into machine language before the instructions can be executed

Examples of compiler in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Saudi’s inflation levels are the highest in 22 months, wrote David Owen, economist at survey compiler at S&P Global Market Intelligence. Sarah Dadouch, Washington Post, 6 July 2022 Aldin has spent six decades in radio and as a compiler or annotator of blues and folk reissue albums. Paul Grein, Billboard, 17 Mar. 2022 Multivendor compatibility means that the same code can run on hardware from AMD, Intel, Nvidia, or any other hardware vendor for which a compatible compiler is available. Steven Leibson, Forbes, 3 June 2022 Bublé has led the ARIA Chart on several occasions: with Michael Bublé (May 2004), Call Me Irresponsible (May 2007), Crazy Love (October 2009), Christmas (December 2011) and To Be Loved (April 2013), the charts compiler reports. Lars Brandle, Billboard, 1 Apr. 2022 That first-week sum includes 7.7 million streams, the biggest opening week for any track in 2022, according to the charts compiler. Lars Brandle, Billboard, 14 Mar. 2022 The index compiler added that the spread of the Omicron variant overseas has dampened demand for Chinese goods outside of the country. Laura He, CNN, 31 Jan. 2022 Out of at least 100 companies that had cargo on the A Kinka, most had cargo on other ships in the port on Sept. 19, according to customs data from trade-records compiler Import Genius. Stephanie Stamm, WSJ, 7 Dec. 2021 Also, reports the charts compiler, ABBA notches a 58th total week at No. 1 on the Official U.K. Albums Chart, an effort bettered by only two other acts in history: The Beatles and Elvis Presley. Lars Brandle, Billboard, 14 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of compiler

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Compiler.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2022.

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