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com·pil·er

 (kəm-pī′lər)
n.
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.

compiler

(kəmˈpaɪlə)
n
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

com•pil•er

(kəmˈpaɪ lər)

n.
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"
Translations
مُؤَلِّف، جامِع
kompilátorpřekladačsestavitel
kompilatorredaktør
kääntäjä
kompajlerkompilator
fræðimaðuròÿîandiþýðandiþýðingarforritvistþýðandi
コンパイラ
kompilátor
derleyici

compiler

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

compiler

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

compiler

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

compiler

[kəmˈpaɪləʳ] ncompilatore/trice

compile

(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
References in classic literature ?
I am not a bad compiler, Copperfield,' said Traddles, preserving the same air of cheerful confidence in all he said, 'but I have no invention at all; not a particle.
Stepping in for a moment at the open gate and looking around me with the uncomfortable air of a stranger who had no business there, I saw the auctioneer's clerk walking on the casks and telling them off for the information of a catalogue compiler, pen in hand, who made a temporary desk of the wheeled chair I had so often pushed along to the tune of Old Clem.
In the first part the greatest freedom has been used in reducing the narration into a narrow compass, so that it is by no means a translation but an epitome, in which, whether everything either useful or entertaining be comprised, the compiler is least qualified to determine.
Some compiler of statistics has calculated, that if all the volumes which have issued from the press since Gutenberg's day were to be piled one upon another, they would fill the space between the earth and the moon; but it is not that sort of grandeur of which we wished to speak.
Before they died the brilliant one was detected in seventy languages as the author of but two or three books of fiction and poetry, while the other was honoured in the Bureau of Statistics of his native land as the compiler of sixteen volumes of tabulated information relating to the domestic hog.
The compiler described himself as having enjoyed certain special privileges.
Such occasions, however, rarely occur and are perhaps not characteristic of Hesiod's genius: if we would see Hesiod at his best, in his most natural vein, we must turn to such a passage as that which he himself -- according to the compiler of the "Contest of Hesiod and Homer" -- selected as best in all his work, `When the Pleiades, Atlas' daughters, begin to rise.
The eventual establishment of NEW STATES seems to have been overlooked by the compilers of that instrument.
Its compilers and the Reverend Chadband are all one to him, except that he knows the Reverend Chadband and would rather run away from him for an hour than hear him talk for five minutes.
On the contrary it is a very mild expression of the contradictory replies, not meeting the questions, which all the historians give, from the compilers of memoirs and the histories of separate states to the writers of general histories and the new histories of the culture of that period.
The new version of the EKOPath Compiler Suite introduces several key functional enhancements including support for OpenMP 2.
A graphic showing the C2R Compiler within the CebaTech design flow is available upon request.