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1. One that compiles: a compiler of anthologies.
2. Computers A program that translates another program written in a high-level language into machine language so that it can be executed.


1. a person who collects or compiles something
2. (Computer Science) a computer program by which a high-level programming language, such as COBOL or FORTRAN, is converted into machine language that can be acted upon by a computer. Compare assembler


(kəmˈpaɪ lər)

1. a person who compiles.
2. a computer program that translates a program written in a high-level language into another language. Compare interpreter (def. 2).
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.compiler - a person who compiles information (as for reference purposes)
encyclopaedist, encyclopedist - a person who compiles information for encyclopedias
lexicographer, lexicologist - a compiler or writer of a dictionary; a student of the lexical component of language
author, writer - writes (books or stories or articles or the like) professionally (for pay)
2.compiler - (computer science) a program that decodes instructions written in a higher order language and produces an assembly language program
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
computer program, computer programme, programme, program - (computer science) a sequence of instructions that a computer can interpret and execute; "the program required several hundred lines of code"
C compiler - a compiler for programs written in C
Fortran compiler - a compiler for programs written in FORTRAN
LISP compiler - a compiler for programs written in LISP
Pascal compiler - a compiler for programs written in Pascal
parser - a computer program that divides code up into functional components; "compilers must parse source code in order to translate it into object code"
مُؤَلِّف، جامِع


[kəmˈpaɪləʳ] N [of catalogue, list, dictionary] → compilador(a) m/f (also Comput); [of information] → recopilador(a) m/f


[kəmˈpaɪlər] n
(= writer) [book, report, list, dictionary] → rédacteur/trice m/f
(COMPUTING) (= program) → compilateur m


n (of dictionary)Verfasser(in) m(f); (Comput) → Compiler m; who’s the compiler of this list?wer hat diese Liste zusammengestellt?


[kəmˈpaɪləʳ] ncompilatore/trice


(kəmˈpail) verb
to make (a book, table etc) from information collected from other books etc. He compiled a French dictionary.
compilation (kompiˈleiʃən) noun
comˈpiler noun
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Instead of compiling code for a specific target processor, however, the Java Programming Language Compiler (Javac) creates an intermediate byte code.
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For example, in the functional language compiler that we sketch, closures (a high-level language abstraction) are encoded as TAL-level abstractions using the existential type constructor.

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