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 for compile time
From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  compile time
  
      The period of time during which a program's
     source code is being translated into machine code, as
     opposed to run time when the program is being executed.  As
     well as the work done by the compiler, this may include
     macro preprocessing as done by cpp for example.  The final
     stage of program construction, performed by the linker,
     would generally also be classed as compile time but might be
     distinguished as link time.
  
     For example, static data in a C program is allocated at
     compile time whereas non-static data is allocated at run
     time, typically on the stack.
  
     (2004-09-28)
  

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