Definition of compilation noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌkɒmpɪˈleɪʃn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌkɑːmpɪˈleɪʃn//
    Producing music, Listening to music
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  1. 1[countable] a collection of items, especially pieces of music or writing, taken from different places and put together Her latest album is a compilation of all her best singles. a compilation album See related entries: Producing music, Listening to music
  2. 2[uncountable] the process of compiling something the compilation of a dictionary
  3. Word Originlate Middle English: via Old French from Latin compilatio(n-), from compilare ‘to plunder’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: compilation