Compilation definition

kŏmpə-lāshən
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The definition of a compilation is a collection of different things, or the act of gathering and putting together things.

When you gather together recordings of all of your favorite songs so you can make a mixed tape, this is an example of a compilation.

A book containing recipes from 10 different years of a cooking contest is an example of a compilation.

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The act of compiling.
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Something compiled, as a report.
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In copyright law, an assemblage of data or preexisting literacy works that is selected and arranged in such a way that it results in an original work of authorship.
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A collection of updated statutes that have been rearranged to make their use more convenient.
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(uncountable, computing) Translation of source code into object code by a compiler.
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The act of compiling.
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Something, such as a report, anthology, or set of data, that is compiled.
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(uncountable) The act or process of compiling or gathering together from various sources.
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(countable) That which is compiled; especially, a book or document composed of materials gathering from other books or documents.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
compilation
Plural:
compilations

Origin of compilation

  • Middle French, from Latin compilatio (“a raking together, a plundering, a collection of documents”)

    From Wiktionary