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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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British Dictionary definitions for compilatory

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 compilatory
compilation
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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