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

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

compilatory [kuhm-pahy-luh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] , adjective
precompilation, noun
recompilation, noun

2. collection, assemblage, assortment. Unabridged
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compilation (ˌkɒmpɪˈleɪʃən)
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 & History

1420s, "that which is compiled," also "action of compiling," from Fr. compilation, from L. compilationem, noun of action from compilare (see compile).
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Example sentences
The second installment of this alternative-rock compilation brings to the world
  something more ambivalent than joy.
Almost every site is a compilation of material from a bunch of sources.
The index, then, is a compilation of informed judgments and perceptions about
  places that may themselves have many faces.
All require the construction of narratives after the compilation of facts.
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