Origin of compilation
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2. collection, assemblage, assortment.
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- 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 recompilation
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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