|n.||1.||The act or process of compiling or gathering together from various sources.|
|2.||That which is compiled; especially, a book or document composed of materials gathering from other books or documents.|
|Noun||1.||compilation - something that is compiled (as into a single book or file)|
|2.||compilation - the act of compiling (as into a single book or file or list); "the job of compiling the inventory took several hours"|
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.