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"compile" in British English

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compileverb [T]

uk   us   /kəmˈpaɪl/
  • compile verb [T] (GATHER TOGETHER)

C1 to ​collectinformation from different ​places and ​arrange it in a ​book, ​report, or ​list: We're compiling some ​facts and ​figures for a ​documentary on the ​subject.

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  • compile verb [T] (CHANGE INSTRUCTIONS)

specialized computing to ​change a ​computerprogram into a ​machinelanguage
(Definition of compile from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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compileverb [T]

 us   /kəmˈpɑɪl/
to ​collectinformation from a ​variety of ​places and ​arrange it in a ​book, ​report, or ​list: We’re compiling some ​facts and ​figures for an ​article on the Russian ​economy.
(Definition of compile from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"compile" in Business English

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compileverb [T]

uk   us   /kəmˈpaɪl/
to ​collectinformation and ​arrange it in a ​list, ​report, ​book, etc.: Credit ​bureauscollect and compile ​information about ​consumercreditworthiness from ​banks, other ​creditors, and from ​publicrecords.
IT to ​change the ​language in which a ​computerprogram is written into ​instructions that a ​computer can use
(Definition of compile from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “compile”
in Spanish compilar…
in Vietnamese biên soạn…
in Malaysian menyusun…
in Thai รวบรวม…
in French composer (par compilation)…
in German zusammenstellen…
in Chinese (Simplified) 汇集, 汇编, 编纂…
in Turkish derlemek, bir araya getirmek, toplamak…
in Russian компилировать, составлять…
in Indonesian mengumpulkan…
in Chinese (Traditional) 匯集, 匯編, 編纂…
in Polish zbierać…
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