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compiler

noun [C] uk   /kəmˈpaɪ.lər/ us    /-lɚ/

compiler noun [C] (PERSON)

a person who compiles something: a dictionary compiler

compiler noun [C] (COMPUTER PROGRAM)

specialized computing a computer program that changes instructions into machine language: She ran her code through the compiler.
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