compiler

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n compiler (computer science) a program that decodes instructions written in a higher order language and produces an assembly language program
    • n compiler a person who compiles information (as for reference purposes)
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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.
    • Compiler (Computers) a computer program that decodes instructions written in a higher-level computer language to produce an assembly-language program or an executable program in machine language.
    • Compiler One who compiles; esp., one who makes books by compilation.
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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 compiler One who compiles; one who makes a compilation.
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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.
    • Compiler one who compiles
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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
OE. compiluor,; cf. OF. compileor, fr. L. compilator,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. compiler, prob. from L. compilārecom, together, pilāre, to plunder.

Usage

In literature:

In fact the favourite term "compiler" gives up the only dangerous point.
"The English Novel" by George Saintsbury
Altogether it is one of the most charming compilations of the year.
"The Bay State Monthly, Vol. II, No. 6, March, 1885" by Various
Hence, when the chronicle is compiled which first embodies its story, tradition forms the basis.
"An Illustrated History of Ireland from AD 400 to 1800" by Mary Frances Cusack
His predecessors had been merely compilers of chronicles.
"Cato Maior de Senectute" by Marcus Tullius Cicero
The author, L. Stokes, has evidently taken great pains in the arrangement and compilation of his work.
"Godey's Lady's Book, Vol. 42, January, 1851" by Various
Compiled for the Ladies' home journal, 1895.
"A Library Primer" by John Cotton Dana
After that he executed another compilation, consisting of six hundred thousand verses.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 1"
Compiled by a Signalling Officer.
"Five Months at Anzac" by Joseph Lievesley Beeston
Starting with this ground plan of the design in mind, the reader will see that its compilation was a work of enormous labor.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Vol. 1" by Various
This compilation was also called Jnana-prasthana.
"Hinduism And Buddhism, Volume II. (of 3)" by Charles Eliot
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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:

Photo by Amy Cherry – Local author Geraldine "Gerri" Bianchi Wolfe teamed up with the late Clark Hawkins, both of whom were raised in Fox Township, to compile a collection of short stories.
There's an exceedingly depressing task I have to complete every month as the person who compiles this newspaper's monthly 10 Drops in the Bucket list.
This is a compilation of things like Murphy's Law and so forth.
After many hours of diligent research, the students were finally ready to compile their results.
Reports from twelve districts compiled in the Federal Reserve's Beige Book suggest that growth in economic activity remained subdued in January and February.
Compiled by Dirk Facer, Deseret News.
NYPD compiled huge, secret dossier on law-abiding Muslims.
I played a couple of tunes from an amazing compilation from the Rough Guide folks.
A compilation of news reports leading up to the resignation of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.
Contained in the previous issue of MMR was a roster, compiled by our editors, of the 50 most influential mass retailing executives.
Narrative Essays by George Orwell, compiled and with an introduction by George Packer Harcourt, 308 pp.
Critical Essays by George Orwell, compiled by George Packer, with an introduction by Keith Gessen Harcourt, 374 pp.
John Manuel and Will Lingo cover a wide range of topics, from how the Baseball America Prospect Handbook is compiled to Blender's list of the worst rock bands of all time.
Compiled from wire reports and other media sources.
India, Vietnam and the Philippines are among the leading exporters of priests, according to data compiled by researchers at Catholic University of America in Washington.
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In science:

Typically one compiles several hundred or even several thousand runs to generate good statistics.
Collective behavior in random interaction
The Tully Fisher relation using the data compilation from Giovanelli 2005 (private communication) and a fit to Giovanelli et al. (1997).
Forming Disk Galaxies in Lambda CDM Simulations
It can be seen that the basic sample is the largest sample considered, but it should be kept in mind that it is a compilation, albeit careful, of several different determinations in the literature.
An estimate of the time variation of the abundance gradient from planetary nebulae III. O, S, Ar, and Ne: A comparison of PN samples
The N, O an d Ne abundances are in excellent agreement with a recent compilation by Perinotto et al. (2004) (who do not provide S and Ar).
The Planetary Nebula population of the Sagittarius Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxy
The NEBU results on the other hand differ somewhat (but for different reasons) from either Howard et al. (1997) or the re-compilation by the same group (Henry et al. 2004).
The Planetary Nebula population of the Sagittarius Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxy
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