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Definition of "compilation" []

  • The act of compiling. (noun)
  • Something, such as a set of data, a report, or an anthology, that is compiled. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "compilation" in a sentence
  • "Da Paper's weekly politics compilation is a real treasure."
  • "The songs, of course, are imperishable, but why anyone would prefer this to a decent Kinks compilation is a bit of a mystery: does the presence of Jackson Browne really add anything to a song as close to perfection as Waterloo Sunset?"
  • "But the plot is a thin compilation of Brother Cadfael and Inspector Morse, with a pinch of alien menace not very satisfactorily explained."