Definition of Compiler

1. Noun. A person who compiles information (as for reference purposes).

Specialized synonyms: Encyclopaedist, Encyclopedist, Lexicographer, Lexicologist
Generic synonyms: Author, Writer
Derivative terms: Compile



2. Noun. (computer science) a program that decodes instructions written in a higher order language and produces an assembly language program.
Exact synonyms: Compiling Program
Category relationships: Computer Science, Computing
Generic synonyms: Computer Program, Computer Programme, Program, Programme
Specialized synonyms: C Compiler, Fortran Compiler, Lisp Compiler, Pascal Compiler
Terms within: Parser
Derivative terms: Compile

Definition of Compiler

1. n. One who compiles; esp., one who makes books by compilation.

Definition of Compiler

1. Noun. (computing) A computer program which transforms source code into object code. ¹

2. Noun. A person who compiles. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Compiler

1. one that compiles [n -S] - See also: compiles

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Compiler

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compiler (current term)
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complacency
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Literary usage of Compiler

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1. Cataloging rules: with explanations and illustrations by Dorcas Fellows, New York State Library School, Jennie Dorcas Fellows (1922)
"3 For the distinction between compiler and editor see definitions, section 38. ... Generally compiler is used for makers of bibliographies, dictionaries and ..."

2. The Scholar's Arithmetic: Designed for the Use of Schools in the United States by Jacob Willetts (1822)
"But the improvement upon which the compiler places his principal reliance, as giving his work a decided superiority over any other work of the kind, ..."

3. History of Long Island: Containing an Account of the Discovery and by Benjamin Franklin Thompson (1839)
"Short biographical memoirs of some conspicuous characters have been introduced in connection with impartial narrative; and the compiler laments the want of ..."

4. The Antiquary by Edward Walford, John Charles Cox, George Latimer Apperson (1889)
"1888. significance of portraiture, and her labours have been Thr compiler of this catalogue understands the the fact that the scions of those houses which ..."

5. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1892)
"... a dull legal compiler and unsuccessful dramatist, to George Faulkner (1699-1775) [qv], a Dublin publisher, noted for his pompous and pedantic verbosity. ..."

6. The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Including A Journal of a Tour to the by James Boswell, John Wilson Croker (1831)
"... his own: he is not like other grammarians, a compiler or transcriber ; what he delivers, he has learned by attentive observation among his countrymen, ..."

7. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1873)
"Surely, to such a well-known work as this, we might expect to see the name of the compiler's countryman, Robert Mudie, ..."

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