What does compilation mean?

Definitions for compilationˌkɒm pəˈleɪ ʃən

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word compilation.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. compilation, digest(noun)

    something that is compiled (as into a single book or file)

  2. compilation, compiling(noun)

    the act of compiling (as into a single book or file or list)

    "the job of compiling the inventory took several hours"


  1. compilation(Noun)

    The act or process of compiling or gathering together from various sources.

  2. compilation(Noun)

    That which is compiled; especially, a book or document composed of materials gathering from other books or documents.

  3. compilation(Noun)

    Translation of source code into object code by a compiler.

  4. Origin: from stem of compilatio

Webster Dictionary

  1. Compilation(noun)

    the act or process of compiling or gathering together from various sources

  2. Compilation(noun)

    that which is compiled; especially, a book or document composed of materials gathering from other books or documents

  3. Origin: [L. compilatio: cf. F. compilation.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of compilation in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of compilation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ullas Karanth:

    The report is merely a compilation of putative ‘tiger numbers for large areas’ put out by officials of various countries.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    It is aptly said FACEBOOK for it being used only as a BOOK by most people for the compilation of own photo to show their true FACE only.

  3. Adam Schiff:

    This action is long overdue and follows an inexplicable series of events in which the White House played a role in selectively and surreptitiously providing the documents to our Chairman (Nunes), the White House has yet to explain why it attempted to conceal its role in the compilation of these materials. The White House is not a whistleblower and nothing that I was shown justifies such duplicitous conduct.

  4. Emeasoba George:

    Guess what bridges and covers up the gap or vacuum between the past and the present heroes or events? It is just compilation, documentation and publication of both the past and the present events, quotes, articles, writings, speeches, words, undertakings and stuffs like that. Thus, never ever hesitate or fail to record, document, compile and publish all the positive and impactful things that you yourself or others have written already. Listen up, you ought to do just that if not for any other reason, at least for the sake and use of the posterity ahead of you. Therefore, dare to do just that. For, you yourself and the posterity ahead will be glad that you did someday. -Emeasoba George

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