Definition of


  1. (noun, communication) (computer science) a program that decodes instructions written in a higher order language and produces an assembly language program
  2. (noun, person) a person who compiles information (as for reference purposes)

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Synonyms of Compiler

compiling program

Origin of the word Compiler

  1. early 14c., from Anglo-Fr. compilour, O.Fr. compileur, from L. compilatorem, agent noun from compilare (see compile). Another form of the word current in early Modern English was compilator, directly from the Latin. more

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Words that sound like Compiler

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