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kəmˈpaɪ lərcom·pil·er

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. compilernoun

    a person who compiles information (as for reference purposes)

  2. compiler, compiling programnoun

    (computer science) a program that decodes instructions written in a higher order language and produces an assembly language program

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  1. Compilernoun

    (Computers) a computer program that decodes instructions written in a higher-level computer language to produce an assembly-language program or an executable program in machine language.

    Etymology: [OE. compiluor; cf. OF. compileor, fr. L. compilator.]

Wiktionary

  1. compilernoun

    A computer program which transforms source code into object code.

  2. compilernoun

    A person who compiles.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Compilernoun

    one who compiles; esp., one who makes books by compilation

    Etymology: [OE. compiluor; cf. OF. compileor, fr. L. compilator.]

Freebase

  1. Compiler

    A compiler is a computer program that transforms source code written in a programming language into another computer language. The most common reason for wanting to transform source code is to create an executable program. The name "compiler" is primarily used for programs that translate source code from a high-level programming language to a lower level language. If the compiled program can run on a computer whose CPU or operating system is different from the one on which the compiler runs, the compiler is known as a cross-compiler. A program that translates from a low level language to a higher level one is a decompiler. A program that translates between high-level languages is usually called a language translator, source to source translator, or language converter. A language rewriter is usually a program that translates the form of expressions without a change of language. A compiler is likely to perform many or all of the following operations: lexical analysis, preprocessing, parsing, semantic analysis, code generation, and code optimization.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of compiler in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of compiler in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of compiler in a Sentence

  1. Guy L. Steele Jr., Tartan Laboratories:

    If the programmer can simulate a construct faster then the compiler can implement the construct itself, then the compiler writer has blown it badly.

  2. Berkeley Vax/Unix Assembler Reference Manual (1983):

    This document describes the usage and input syntax of the Unix Vax-11 assembler As. As is designed for assembling code produced by the "C" compiler; certain concessions have been made to handle code written directly by people, but in general little sympathy has been extended.

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