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compiler

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Computers
compilercom‧pil‧er /kəmˈpaɪlə $ -ər/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 MAKEsomeone who collects different pieces of information to be used in a book, report, or list2 TD technical a set of instructions in a computer that changes a computer language known to the computer user into the form needed by the computer
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compilerC3 includes a graphical development environment, a graphical browser, a compiler and interactive debugger.Dictionary compilers recognise this problem and provide separate definitions for such compounds.Its products are more seamless and easier to work with because its compilers and operating system are factored into the design.The optimized compiler has a blended mode option for applications that will run on 80486 and Pentium boxes as well as a Pentium-only mode.This includes operating systems, compilers, system libraries etc.The directive requires, interalia, that compilers of personal data require the consent of the data subject for inclusion.About half of the instances in other jurists seem to be the work of the compilers.The compiler of Genesis would not have us forget that.
From Longman Business Dictionarycompilercom‧pil‧er /kəmˈpaɪlə-ər/ noun [countable]1a person who collects information together and writes it into a list, report, book etc2COMPUTING a computer program or piece of software that changes another program from its existing FORMAT into one that the computer can understand and use
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