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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 noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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