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1[mass noun] The action or process of producing something, especially a list or book, by assembling information collected from other sources:‘great care has been taken in the compilation of this guidebook’
- ‘Which on the strength of this compilation of material drawn from a decade of honest toil is hard to fathom.’
- ‘Department staff have been detailed for compilation of the clippings, scrutiny and design.’
- ‘It not only makes your life colorful, it also makes it easy to spot errors ahead of compilation.’
- ‘Collation of data, compilation of the figure, and final drafting were done by DM.’
- ‘There has been no compilation of even the most basic demographics about who is receiving points.’
- ‘When completed it will be sent back to the CTO for compilation and then forwarded to St. Maarten.’
- ‘They are the product of a long process of composition and compilation.’
- ‘There is need to pay special attention on research and compilation, he said.’
- ‘The compilation of such a list culled from thousands of votes is also valuable in a historical sense.’
2A thing, especially a book, record, or broadcast programme, that is put together by assembling previously separate items:‘there are thirty-three stories in this compilation’[as modifier] ‘a compilation album’
collection, selection, anthology, treasury, compendium, album, corpus, miscellany, pot-pourrimiscellaneagarlandana, collectanea, analects, florilegiumView synonyms
- ‘Out of the all the compilations I've put together, I've probably used this track the most.’
- ‘To gauge by the shudder of inadequacy this compilation can send through its readers, that may be for the best.’
- ‘Her records also appear in other LP compilations not mentioned but the most comprehensive ones are those referred to above.’
- ‘Nursery rhymes or pop compilations will keep the children entertained.’
- ‘Weston is undeterred by the less-than-successful track record of eclectic compilations.’
- ‘But just watch out for misleadingly packaged comedy compilations.’
- ‘Of all these titles, the main feature I see it having over previous compilations is the multiplayer component.’
- ‘At the end of each year, compilations of the poems written by the members were brought out.’
- ‘Our top 10 usually consists of exclusively Brazilian bands and telenovela soundtrack compilations.’
- ‘Book and magazine compilations of the best album covers highlight numerous works from this era.’
- ‘But what is certainly different, from most compilations at least, is the way it is assembled as a whole.’
- ‘Numerous compilations of mountain songs appeared in continental Europe as well.’
- ‘A pop star's death is normally the cue for record companies to rush out the reissues and compilations.’
- ‘It can be found on dozens of compilations, but appeared first on this debut full-length album.’
- ‘No, it's record companies approaching and paying to put their songs on the compilations.’
- ‘These books are compilations of Groening's old news-paper cartoon strips from 20 years ago.’
- ‘The books are compilations of art and feelings from school children and adults.’
- ‘Inside are homemade CD compilations of music that he often knows little about.’
- ‘Just listening through, I pondered on the role of compilations in a record collection.’
- ‘The best clean pop stuff is on these weird compilations and soundtracks.’
Late Middle English: via Old French from Latin compilatio(n-), from compilare to plunder (see compile).
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