Variant of compile
- to gather and put together (statistics, facts, etc.) in an orderly form
- to compose (a book, etc.) of materials gathered from various sources
- to translate (a computer program, instruction, etc. in a high-level language) into machine language: said of a compiler program
Origin: Middle English compilen ; from Old French compiler ; from Classical Latin compilare, to snatch together, plunder ; from com-, together plush pilare, to compress, ram down
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