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compilation

noun
 
 
/ˌkɒmpɪˈleɪʃən/
[C] a collection of information arranged in a list, report, book, etc.: A compilation of ratings for 1,600 insurers is published in the March/April issue of the newsletter.
[C or U] ACCOUNTING the process of preparing a company's financial statements, based on information that is given by the management of the company: During a compilation the data is arranged into the conventional financial statement form, but it is not audited or reviewed.
(Definition of compilation from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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