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


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

Origin of compilation

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

OTHER WORDS FROM compilation

com·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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for compilation

/ (ˌkɒmpɪˈleɪʃən) /


something collected or compiled, such as a list, report, etc
the act or process of collecting or compiling
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