Meaning of compiler

com•pil•er

Pronunciation: (kum-pī'lur), [key]
— n.
  1. a person who compiles.
  2. Also calleda computer program that translates a program written in a high-level language into another language, usually machine language. Cf. interpreter (def. 3a).
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