Execution meaning

ĕksĭ-kyo͝oshən
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The manner, style, or result of performance.

The plan was sound; its execution, faulty.

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The act of executing.
  • A carrying out, doing, producing, etc.
  • A putting to death as in accordance with a legally imposed sentence.
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(archaic) Effective, punitive, or destructive action.
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Execution is defined as the process of putting someone to death, or the way a plan is carried out.

An example of an execution is delivering a lethal injection to a convicted criminal.

An example of an execution is the way that a project will be completed.

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The act or an instance of putting to death or being put to death as a lawful penalty.
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The state of being executed (accomplished).

The battle plan was successfully executed.

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The manner of doing or producing something, as of performing a piece of music or a role in a play.
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(archaic) Effective action, esp. of a destructive nature.
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The act, manner or style of executing (actions, maneuvers, performances).
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The act of putting to death or being put to death as a penalty, or actions so associated.
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(law) The carrying into effect of a court judgment, or of a will.
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(computing) The carrying out of an instruction, program or program segment by a computer.

The entire machine slowed down during the execution of the virus checker.

Whenever the matrix inversion function executed the program crashed.

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(penalty of death): crucifixion, electrocution, hanging, lethal injection.
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(law) The formal process by which a contract is made valid and put into binding effect.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
execution
Plural:
executions

Origin of execution

  • From Old French execution (c.1360), from Latin executio, an agent noun from exequi (“to follow out”), from out + sequor (“follow”).

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