compilation

[ kom-puh-ley-shuhn ]
/ ˌkɒm pəˈleɪ ʃən /

noun

the act of compiling: the compilation of documents.
something compiled, as a reference book.

Nearby words

  1. competitive exclusion principle,
  2. competitive inhibition,
  3. competitively,
  4. competitor,
  5. competitory,
  6. compilation film,
  7. compile,
  8. compiled language,
  9. compiler,
  10. compiègne

Origin of compilation

1400–50; late Middle English < Latin compīlatiōn- (stem of compīlātiō). See compile, -ation

Related formscom·pil·a·to·ry [kuhm-pahy-luh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /kəmˈpaɪ ləˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/, adjectivepre·com·pi·la·tion, nounre·com·pi·la·tion, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for compilation

compilation

/ (ˌkɒmpɪˈleɪʃən) /

noun

something collected or compiled, such as a list, report, etc
the act or process of collecting or compiling
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Word Origin and History for compilation

compilation

n.

early 15c., "that which is compiled," also "action of compiling," from Middle French compilation, from Latin compilationem (nominative compilatio) "a compilation," literally "a pillaging," noun of action from compilare (see compile).

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