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execution

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Definition of execution

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˌek.sɪˈkjuː.ʃən/, SAMPA: /%Ek.sI"kju:.S@n/
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Noun

execution (plural executions)

  1. The act, manner or style of executing (actions, maneuvers, performances).
  2. The state of being executed (accomplished).

    The battle plan was successfully executed.

  3. The act of putting to death or being put to death as a penalty, or actions so associated.
  4. (law) The carrying into effect of a court judgment, or of a will.
  5. (law) The formal process by which a contract is made valid and put into binding effect.
  6. (computing) The carrying out of an instruction, program or program segment by a computer.

Hyponyms

  • (penalty of death): crucifixion, electrocution, hanging, lethal injection

References:

  1. Wiktionary. Published under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.



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