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 for Compiling
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Compile \Com*pile"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Compiled; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Compiling.] [F. compiler, fr.L. compilare to
     plunder, pillage; com- + pilare to plunder. See Pill, v.
     t., Pillage.]
     1. To put together; to construct; to build. [Obs.]
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              Before that Merlin died, he did intend
              A brazen wall in compass to compile.  --Spenser.
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     2. To contain or comprise. [Obs.]
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              Which these six books compile.        --Spenser.
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     3. To put together in a new form out of materials already
        existing; esp., to put together or compose out of
        materials from other books or documents.
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              He [Goldsmith] compiled for the use of schools a
              History of Rome.                      --Macaulay.
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     4. To write; to compose. [Obs.] --Sir W. Temple.
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     5. (Computers) to process (computer program source code) with
        a compiler[2] to produce an assembly-language program or
        an executable program in machine language.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: 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]

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