What does compilation mean?

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ˌkɒm pəˈleɪ ʃəncom·pi·la·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. compilation, digestnoun

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

  2. compilation, compilingnoun

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

    "the job of compiling the inventory took several hours"


  1. compilationnoun

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

  2. compilationnoun

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

  3. compilationnoun

    Translation of source code into object code by a compiler.

  4. Etymology: from stem of compilatio

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Compilationnoun

    Etymology: from compilo, Latin.

    There is in it a small vein filled with spar, probably since the time of the compilation of the mass. John Woodward, on Fossils.


  1. compilation

    Compilation is a process in which a computer program written in a high level language, also known as source code, is translated into machine language by a compiler. This machine language, or binary code, can then be directly executed by the computer's hardware. The purpose of this process is to make the program faster, more efficient, and compatible with the specific hardware of the system. The result of this process is an executable file which can be run on a computer system.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Compilationnoun

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

  2. Compilationnoun

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

  3. Etymology: [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

Examples of compilation in a Sentence

  1. Ullas Karanth:

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

  2. Jim Acosta:

    I mean, to me, it seems untenable to have that kind of video surface, that kind of compilation surface and keep one's job … Joe Rogan can continue to host his podcast if people want to listen to it, they can, but it doesn't have to be on Spotify.

  3. Joe Rogan:

    I used to say it if [ I was talking about ] a Richard Pryor bit or something, I would say it in context, somebody made a compilation of every time I said that word over 14 years, and they put it on YouTube, and it turned out that was racist as f ---. Even to me ! I ’m me, and I ’m watching it saying, ‘ Stop saying it ! ’ I put my cursor over the video, and I ’m like, ‘ Four more minutes ?! ’.

  4. Joe Rogan:

    I'm making this video to talk about the most regretful and shameful thing that I've ever had to talk about publicly. There's a video that's out that's a compilation of me saying the N-word. It's a video that's made of clips taken out of context of me of 12 years of conversations on my podcast, and it's all smushed together. And it looks f --- ing horrible, even to me.

  5. Linda Stone:

    The recording appears to be a compilation of audio clips, many of which involve private conversations between two adults with no other persons/children present. The recording contains regretful conversations between these adults.

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