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tr.v. com·piled, com·pil·ing, com·piles
1. To gather into a single book.
2. To put together or compose from materials gathered from several sources: compile an encyclopedia.
3. Computers To translate (a program) into machine language.

[Middle English compilen, from Old French compiler, probably from Latin compīlāre, to plunder : com-, com- + pīla, heap (of stones), pillar.]
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Noun1.compiling - the act of compiling (as into a single book or file or list); "the job of compiling the inventory took several hours"
assembling, collecting, aggregation, collection - the act of gathering something together
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To anyone but myself, who had a great love for the sea, the hours would have seemed long and monotonous; but the daily walks on the platform, when I steeped myself in the reviving air of the ocean, the sight of the rich waters through the windows of the saloon, the books in the library, the compiling of my memoirs, took up all my time, and left me not a moment of ennui or weariness.
And its utility has become so apparent, that persons who, in compiling the Constitution, were violent opposers of it, have from experience become its declared admirers.
The night was cold and still; the family had all retired to rest but Villefort, who alone remained up, and worked till five o'clock in the morning, reviewing the last interrogatories made the night before by the examining magistrates, compiling the depositions of the witnesses, and putting the finishing stroke to the deed of accusation, which was one of the most energetic and best conceived of any he had yet delivered.
The frantic efforts which they make to enter this circle, the meannesses to which they submit, the insults which they undergo, are matters of wonder to those who take human or womankind for a study; and the pursuit of fashion under difficulties would be a fine theme for any very great person who had the wit, the leisure, and the knowledge of the English language necessary for the compiling of such a history.
Aside from compiling glossaries and vocabularies, some of our scholars have carried out research on Urdu's dialects, regional varieties and informal usages peculiar to some other areas such as Rajasthan, Poona, Lahore, Mumbai (known as Bambaiyya Urdu) and Kolkata (called Kalkatya Urdu).
Hassan Pooypooy, the Secretary of Nanotechnology Standardization Committee, pointed to the Committee's activities at national and international levels, and stated, "The Committee has so far compiled 10 national standards in the field of nanotechnology, and it is currently compiling seven other national standards.
The School of Architecture at Tulane University in New Orleans is compiling a record of plans for the rebuilding of the city.