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compiler

noun [C]
 
 
/kəmˈpaɪlər/
a person or organization that collects information and arranges it in a list, report, book, etc.: Americans spent an estimated $11 billion last year on bottled water, according to the leading compiler of facts and figures about the beverage industry.
IT a computer program that changes the language in which programs are written into instructions that a computer can use → Compare assembler
(Definition of compiler from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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