Definition: A compiler is a computer program that transforms human readable source code of another computer program into the machine readable code that a CPU can execute.
The act of transforming source code into machine code is called "compilation". This is the opposite to the process of interpretation.
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Examples:Before the game could be tested it had to be compiled.