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Princeton's WordNet

  1. compilation, compilingnoun

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

    "the job of compiling the inventory took several hours"

Wikipedia

  1. compiling

    In computing, a compiler is a computer program that translates computer code written in one programming language (the source language) into another language (the target language). The name "compiler" is primarily used for programs that translate source code from a high-level programming language to a low-level programming language (e.g. assembly language, object code, or machine code) to create an executable program.: p1 There are many different types of compilers which produce output in different useful forms. A cross-compiler produces code for a different CPU or operating system than the one on which the cross-compiler itself runs. A bootstrap compiler is often a temporary compiler, used for compiling a more permanent or better optimised compiler for a language. Related software include, 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, usually called a source-to-source compiler or transpiler. A language rewriter is usually a program that translates the form of expressions without a change of language. A compiler-compiler is a compiler that produces a compiler (or part of one), often in a generic and reusable way so as to be able to produce many differing compilers. A compiler is likely to perform some or all of the following operations, often called phases: preprocessing, lexical analysis, parsing, semantic analysis (syntax-directed translation), conversion of input programs to an intermediate representation, code optimization and machine specific code generation. Compilers generally implement these phases as modular components, promoting efficient design and correctness of transformations of source input to target output. Program faults caused by incorrect compiler behavior can be very difficult to track down and work around; therefore, compiler implementers invest significant effort to ensure compiler correctness.Compilers are not the only language processor used to transform source programs. An interpreter is computer software that transforms and then executes the indicated operations.: p2  The translation process influences the design of computer languages, which leads to a preference of compilation or interpretation. In theory, a programming language can have both a compiler and an interpreter. In practice, programming languages tend to be associated with just one (a compiler or an interpreter).

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  1. compiling

    Compiling is a process in computer science that transforms code written in a high level programming language into a form (like machine code or bytecode) that can be directly executed by a computer or a runtime environment. This process involves checking the code for errors, interpreting and transforming the high-level instructions into machine-level instructions. The end result is an executable file that can run independently. The software program responsible for this process is known as a compiler.

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  1. Compiling

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of compiling in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of compiling in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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  1. Neal Carter:

    These are called 'nontarget effects,' and I'm comfortable and confident this hasn't happened, we've had them in the ground and have been watching them grow for 12 years, compiling data and statistics. The trees produce flowers and fruit of the same composition and analysis [as conventional apples].

  2. Melissa Schwartz:

    The department is compiling decades of files and records to begin a proper review that will allow us to organize documents, identify available and missing information, and ensure that our records system is standardized.

  3. Gary Buske:

    We're just supposed to contact all of our friends, push it, and then they're making calls and doing door knocking and compiling voter lists and precinct captains and all that, it's all a ground game right now. I'm excited about it. He's right where he wants to be, and he's spending money very carefully and very slowly and very wisely and building the ground game. It's just building.

  4. Oregon State Police:

    As an agency that is committed to eliminating racial profiling and implicit bias in policing, these allegations are being meticulously reviewed and we are compiling as much information as possible, the agency understands the importance of vigorously investigating these allegations and is taking a serious look at the incident.

  5. Staci Coleman:

    My flight commanders were responsible for compiling the lists of personnel, and I explained it needed to be divided by combat capability and then by those they believed were emotionally equipped to endure remaining behind for a possible missile attack.

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