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compilation

[kom-puh-ley-shuh n] /ˌkɒm pəˈleɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
the act of compiling:
the compilation of documents.
2.
something compiled, as a reference book.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English < Latin compīlatiōn- (stem of compīlātiō). See compile, -ation
Related forms
compilatory
[kuh m-pahy-luh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /kəmˈpaɪ ləˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/ (Show IPA),
adjective
precompilation, noun
recompilation, noun
Synonyms
2. collection, assemblage, assortment.
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  • Much of this work was lost, but several compilations of the fragments are available.
  • Previously, canon law was dispersed in a variety of sources and partial compilations.
British Dictionary definitions for compilations

compilation

/ˌkɒmpɪˈleɪʃən/
noun
1.
something collected or compiled, such as a list, report, etc
2.
the act or process of collecting or compiling
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Word Origin and History for compilations

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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