How to pronounce recompile (audio)
recompiled; recompiling; recompiles

transitive + intransitive

: to compile again
Last year's revival of composer Joseph Rumshinsky's Yiddish classic was made possible by the work of musicologist Michael Ochs, who labored for the better part of a decade recompiling the lost work after it slid into obscurity.Colin Mixson
Management tools recompile and run on OS X …Tom Yager

Examples of recompile in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Porting Windows games to Mac hasn’t been easy for developers, and typically involves a complex process of recompiling source code, converting custom shaders, reimplementing the graphics subsystem, and converting audio, input, and HDR rendering. Tom Warren, The Verge, 7 June 2023 In addition to building the operating system itself—not just the kernel, but drivers for all hardware from GPU to Wi-Fi to LTE modem, and more—third-party app developers would need to recompile their own applications for the new architecture as well. Jim Salter, Ars Technica, 4 Dec. 2020 Called Amendment 4, the proposal allows state officials to recompile the constitution without the racist language. Jay Reeves, Star Tribune, 4 Nov. 2020 Amendment 4 would start a process intended to remove outdated and nullified racist sections of the constitution, such as one requiring segregated schools, and recompile the constitution in a more logical order. Mike Cason |, al, 25 Oct. 2020 Company executives also said Adobe and Microsoft were well along in porting flagship apps like Lightroom and Office, while developers using Apple’s Xcode tools should be able to recompile their code for Apple silicon in a few days of work. Rob Pegoraro, USA TODAY, 23 June 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1617, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of recompile was circa 1617

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“Recompile.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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