Pronunciation: (kum-pīl'), [key]
—v.t., -piled, -pil•ing.
1. to put together (documents, selections, or other materials) in one book or work.
2. to make (a book, writing, or the like) of materials from various sources: to compile an anthology of plays; to compile a graph showing changes in profit.
3. to gather together: to compile data.
4. Computers.to translate (a computer program) from a high-level language into another language, usually machine language, using a compiler.
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