Compiler meaning

kəm-pīlər
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A program that translates another program written in a high-level language into machine language so that it can be executed.
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One that compiles.

A compiler of anthologies.

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A person or thing that compiles; specif., a computer program that translates instructions, other programs, etc. in a high-level language into machine language.
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A computer program associated with certain programming languages that converts the instructions written in those languages into machine code that can later be executed directly by a computer.
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(1) Software that converts a set of high-level language statements into a lower-level representation. For example, a help compiler converts a text document embedded with appropriate commands into an online help system. A dictionary compiler converts terms and definitions into a dictionary lookup system.
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A computing science term, the compiler transforms human readable source code into binary code that computers understand.
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One who compiles.

A compiler of poetry anthologies.

My favourite crossword compiler.

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(computing) A computer program which transforms source code into object code.
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Origin of compiler

  • From Anglo-Norman compilour, from Old French compileur, from Latin compilatorem.

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