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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Compilation \Com"pi*la"tion\, n. [L. compilatio: cf. F.
     1. The act or process of compiling or gathering together from
        various sources.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. That which is compiled; especially, a book or document
        composed of materials gathering from other books or
        [1913 Webster]
              His [Goldsmith's] compilations are widely
              distinguished from the compilations of ordinary
              bookmakers.                           --Macaulay.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: something that is compiled (as into a single book or file)
           [syn: compilation, digest]
      2: the act of compiling (as into a single book or file or list);
         "the job of compiling the inventory took several hours" [syn:
         compilation, compiling]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  36 Moby Thesaurus words for "compilation":
     Festschrift, album, ana, analects, anthology, aquarium, beauties,
     body, canon, chrestomathy, collectanea, collected works,
     collection, complete works, corpus, data, delectus, florilegium,
     flowers, fund, garden, garland, holdings, library, menagerie,
     miscellanea, miscellany, museum, omnibus, photograph album,
     quotation book, raw data, scrapbook, symposium, treasure, zoo

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  COMPILATION. A literary production, composed of the works of others, and 
  arranged in some methodical manner. 
       2. When a compilation requires in its execution taste, learning, 
  discrimination and intellectual labor, it 'is an object of copyright; as, 
  for example, Bacon's Abridgment. Curt. on Copyr. 186. 

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