compilation

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n compilation the act of compiling (as into a single book or file or list) "the job of compiling the inventory took several hours"
    • n compilation something that is compiled (as into a single book or file)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Grey's Anatomy (the medical book most every doctor, nurse, biologist, etc. is trained on in most every university) was compiled using detailed pictures of dead Jews that Hitler and the 3rd Reich experimented on, most of which where dissected while still alive. Although the medical community knows this fact, they continue using the book due to its detail and real-life pictures.
    • Compilation That which is compiled; especially, a book or document composed of materials gathering from other books or documents. "His [Goldsmith's compilations are widely distinguished from the compilations of ordinary bookmakers."
    • Compilation The act or process of compiling or gathering together from various sources.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In the US, Delaware, Virginia and Michigan rank as the top three states for Ritalin use, and most of the prescriptions are for elementary and middle school age children. Doctors in these states prescribe at least 33 grams for every 1,000 residents, 56 percent more than the national average, according to figures compiled by the Federal Drug Enforcement Agency.
    • n compilation The act of bringing together; a gathering or piling up; collection.
    • n compilation The gathering of materials for books, documents, tables, etc., from existing sources; the act of bringing together and adapting things said or written by different persons for the exposition of a subject.
    • n compilation That which is compiled; a book or treatise produced by compiling.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The U.S. Library of Congress has compiled a 232-source bibliography on the subject of when, properly speaking, centuries roll over. Almost all of the sources agree that the twentieth century does not end until December 31, 2000.
    • ns Compilation the act of compiling: the thing compiled, a literary work made by gathering the material from various authors
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Quotations

  • Franklin D. Roosevelt
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    “The United States Constitution has proved itself the most marvelously elastic compilation of rules of government ever written.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. compilatio,: cf. F. compilation,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. compiler, prob. from L. compilārecom, together, pilāre, to plunder.

Usage

In literature:

GILES' (DR.) HISTORY of the ANCIENT BRITONS, from the Earliest Period to the Invasion of the Saxons, compiled from the Original Authorities.
"Notes and Queries, Number 236, May 6, 1854" by Various
Compiled from Roell's Encyclopaedie des Eisenbahnwesens.
"The Railroad Question" by William Larrabee
These figures, however, did not agree with figures compiled in this country.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume VI (of VIII)" by Various
But we are of opinion that even after this laborious and well-planned compilation something still remains to be said.
"Introduction to the Study of History" by Charles V. Langlois
The description is compiled.
"Manual of American Grape-Growing" by U. P. Hedrick
Soon afterwards she compiled a leaflet showing the unjust laws for women which disgraced the statute books.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume IV" by Various
The board paid a lawyer to compile the State laws for women under the direction of E. M. Grossman.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume VI" by Various
From papers chiefly unpublished, compiled by his Cousin, SARAH L. STEELE.
"The Girls and I" by Mary Louisa Stewart Molesworth
While the catalogue is being compiled and printed, catalogue wrappers are being addressed to customers, and everything prepared for mailing.
"How Department Stores Are Carried On" by W. B. Phillips
Upon his body was found a little book of prayers which he had compiled and used.
"A History of the English Church in New Zealand" by Henry Thomas Purchas
Compiled by MAGNUS MACLEAN, D.Sc., M.I.E.E., and E. W. MARCHANT, D.Sc., A.I.E.E.
"Twentieth Century Inventions" by George Sutherland
Thus the compiler lived at least two generations after Ezra.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 3" by Various
We give below the number of apple trees in the first district, compiled from the statistics of 1897.
"The Apple" by Various
According to modern criticism, compilation had a prominent place in the production of Old Testament books.
"The Christian View of the Old Testament" by Frederick Carl Eiselen
The archbishop did much of the work of compilation personally.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 6" by Various
These compilations began in the East.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 2" by Various
There are two important Italian compilations, MS. XIII.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 8" by Various
These Commentaries originated in Notes collected by the compiler to aid in the composition of expository sermons.
"The Dramatic Works of G. E. Lessing" by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
He compiled an analogical dictionary of the French language.
"A Biographical Dictionary of Freethinkers of All Ages and Nations" by Joseph Mazzini Wheeler
That compilation is supposed to embody the doctrines of Buddha in a complete manner.
"The Life or Legend of Gaudama" by Right Reverend Paul Ambroise Bigandet
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In poetry:

Mr. Werner Laurie*
Is not at all sorry
He undertook the publication
Of this instructive compilation.
"Clerihew – Werner Laurie" by Edmund Clerihew Bentley
And I, the poet of these folk,
Am ordered to compile
This truly famous history
In good old ballad style.
"The Delectable Ballad Of The Waller Lot" by Eugene Field
They needed no compilate laws
With which to jail their brethren,
Enough to leave alone cat-claws
To make each member sovereign.
"Casa Grande: Arizona" by Norman MacLeod
O precious codex, volume, tome,
Book, writing, compilation, work
Attend the while I pen a pome,
A jest, a jape, a quip, a quirk.
"To A Thesaurus" by Franklin Pierce Adams

In news:

Alabama ranks second in the nation for the number of executions it conducted in 2011 and is tied for third in death sentences imposed this year, statistics compiled by the Death Penalty Information Center show.
The virus was embedded in a compiled Help file, which the company had received from a Korean sub-contractor.
If you missed our marathon coverage from Washington, DC, on Inauguration Day , we compiled a little reel of highlights - and a bunch of behind-the-scenes moments from our set in Washington that you definitely didn't catch last week.
Shanachia, 1985 The best album ever tagged as world music, this compilation of South African pop is still fresh ndash.
One-third of the $2.4 billion of notes tied to the Russell 2000 Index and the Morgan Stanley Capital International EAFE and Emerging Markets indexes links to the iShares ETFs of those benchmarks, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.
ESPN.com has compiled videos of the top 23 moments in Michael Jordan's career.
The number of complaints made by US Muslims alleging religious bias is growing, according to recently compiled statistics from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and a Muslim advocacy organization.
William Russell, compiler Oh, Mister Jelly: A Jelly Roll Morton Scrapbook.
Information compiled from website of Michigan Secretary of State.
Perjury, faulty eyewitness identification and prosecutorial misconduct are the leading reasons for wrongful convictions, according to the first national registry of exonerations compiled by university researchers.
Mike Alvarado, who has compiled a perfect 31-0 record, is among the top contenders in the junior welterweight division.
Peace Blog compiled by Joy Mosley.
KINK LIVE 15 is a limited edition compilation of songs by musicians who performed LIVE in the Bing Lounge this year.
Poems from the Spanish, 1916–1959 by William Carlos Williams, compiled and edited by Jonathan Cohen, with a foreword by Julio Marzán New Directions, 167 pp.
Canadian metal outfit Kittie are on the road in support of their sixth studio album, 'I've Failed You,' and now, the gals are gearing up to release a best-of compilation this fall.
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In science:

Section 3 describes some issues in compiling SL programs, such as type checking for contexts, patternmatching, and code generation.
From Syntactic Theories to Interpreters: A Specification Language and Its Compilation
The compilation of an SL specification includes the usual phases such as lexing, parsing, static checking, and code generation.
From Syntactic Theories to Interpreters: A Specification Language and Its Compilation
Structures for pattern-matching The SL compiler collects the inference rules and axioms with the same type together.
From Syntactic Theories to Interpreters: A Specification Language and Its Compilation
The compilation of pattern-matching can be regarded as a function, C , which maps such a structure to a state.
From Syntactic Theories to Interpreters: A Specification Language and Its Compilation
The corresponding actions for the tests are the results of compiling the new structures.
From Syntactic Theories to Interpreters: A Specification Language and Its Compilation
When the base case in the algorithm is encountered, the SL compiler sets the contents of body by reconstructing the term t with the variable x.
From Syntactic Theories to Interpreters: A Specification Language and Its Compilation
Two techniques for compiling lazy pattern matching.
From Syntactic Theories to Interpreters: A Specification Language and Its Compilation
The second goal is to provide a compilation of the literature on young unresolved compact clusters, as discussed in §4.
The Formation of Star Clusters
Tables 2, 3, and 4 provide a compilation of HST (and occasionally key ground-based) observations of young compact star clusters in merging, starbursting, and miscellaneous other galaxies.
The Formation of Star Clusters
Fig.2 presents these results in a somewhat different way and for slightly different values for LX (compiled by the author). A complementary empirical relation was found for pulsed emission from 19 pulsars observed with ASCA (0.6 keV to 10 keV).
Neutron Stars as Sources of High Energy Particles - the case of RPP
The compilation of measurements for the two classes is presented in Fig. 6 in terms of the ratio between the average pulse height of electrons and pions, hP H ie/hP H iπ , as function of detector depth.
Prototype tests for the ALICE TRD
However, a Prolog interpreter/compiler is a closed system.
Component Programming and Interoperability in Constraint Solver Design
On the technical level, all solvers have to be written in C++ and compiled with the same compiler to be able to communicate.
Component Programming and Interoperability in Constraint Solver Design
Since the resulting C++ file can be rather big, an additional complication arises due to a maximum line number for different compiler and machine types, e.g. we had some problems compiling the extra libraries of AMEGIC++ with a Digital Unix compiler.
AMEGIC++ 1.0, A Matrix Element Generator In C++
The exponents ψℓ , just as the geometrical exponents compiled in Eq. (1), are known in a two-loop approximation.
Multifractal current distribution in random diode networks
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