Definition of “compile” - English Dictionary

(Definition of “compile” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“compile” in American English

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compileverb [ T ]

us /kəmˈpɑɪl/

to collect information 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.

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“compile” in Business English

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compileverb [ T ]

uk /kəmˈpaɪl/ us

to collect information and arrange it in a list, report, book, etc.:

Credit bureaus collect and compile information about consumer creditworthiness from banks, other creditors, and from public records.

IT to change the language in which a computer program is written into instructions that a computer can use

(Definition of “compile” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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