Definition of compilation noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

      

    compilation

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    noun
    NAmE//ˌkɑmpəˈleɪʃn//
     
     
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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 CD is a compilation of all her best singles. a compilation album
  2. 2[uncountable] the process of compiling something the compilation of a dictionary
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