December 11, 2020
Learner's Word of the Day
compile /kəmˈpajəl/ verb
compile
/kəmˈpajəl/
verb

compiles; compiled; compiling

The woman is compiling information for a report.
The woman is compiling information for a report.
Learner's definition of COMPILE

[+ object]

1 a : to create (a CD, book, list, etc.) by gathering things (such as songs or pieces of writing or information)

  • He compiled a book of poems.

  • She compiled a list of names.

b : to put together (various songs, pieces of writing, facts, etc.) in a publication or collection

  • They took the best submissions and compiled them in a single issue of the magazine.

  • We compiled our findings in the report.

2 computers : to change (computer programming instructions) into a form the computer can understand and use

  • a compiled program

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