execution, executing, capital punishment, death penalty(noun)
putting a condemned person to death
performance, execution, carrying out, carrying into action(noun)
the act of performing; of doing something successfully; using knowledge as distinguished from merely possessing it
"they criticised his performance as mayor"; "experience generally improves performance"
execution, instruction execution(noun)
(computer science) the process of carrying out an instruction by a computer
execution, execution of instrument(noun)
(law) the completion of a legal instrument (such as a contract or deed) by signing it (and perhaps sealing and delivering it) so that it becomes legally binding and enforceable
execution, writ of execution(noun)
a routine court order that attempts to enforce the judgment that has been granted to a plaintiff by authorizing a sheriff to carry it out
execution, implementation, carrying out(noun)
the act of accomplishing some aim or executing some order
"the agency was created for the implementation of the policy"
murder, slaying, execution(noun)
unlawful premeditated killing of a human being by a human being
The mode of performing any activity; as, the game plan was excellent, but its execution was filled with mistakes.
Origin: [F. excution, L. executio, exsecutio.]
The act, manner or style of executing (actions, maneuvers, performances).
The state of being executed (accomplished).
The battle plan was successfully executed.
The act of putting to death or being put to death as a penalty, or actions so associated.
The carrying into effect of a court judgment, or of a will.
The formal process by which a contract is made valid and put into binding effect.
The carrying out of an instruction, program or program segment by a computer.
Origin: From execution (c.1360), from executio, an agent noun from exequi, from ex + sequor.
the act of executing; a carrying into effect or to completion; performance; achievement; consummation; as, the execution of a plan, a work, etc
a putting to death as a legal penalty; death lawfully inflicted; as, the execution of a murderer
the act of the mode of performing a work of art, of performing on an instrument, of engraving, etc.; as, the execution of a statue, painting, or piece of music
the carrying into effect the judgment given in a court of law
a judicial writ by which an officer is empowered to carry a judgment into effect; final process
the act of signing, and delivering a legal instrument, or giving it the forms required to render it valid; as, the execution of a deed, or a will
that which is executed or accomplished; effect; effective work; -- usually with do
the act of sacking a town
Origin: [F. excution, L. executio, exsecutio.]
Execution in computer and software engineering is the process by which a computer or a virtual machine carries out the instructions of a computer program. The instructions in the program trigger sequences of simple actions on the executing machine. Those actions produce effects according to the semantics of the instructions in the program. Programs for a computer may execute in a batch process without human interaction, or a user may type commands in an interactive session of an interpreter. In this case the "commands" are simply programs, whose execution is chained together. The term run is used almost synonymously. A related meaning of both "to run" and "to execute" refers to the specific action of a user starting a program, as in "Please run the ... application."
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Rank popularity for the word 'execution' in Nouns Frequency: #2104
The numerical value of execution in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of execution in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
A really great man is known by three signs... generosity in the design, humanity in the execution, moderation in success.
The accounts of the execution of Mr. Williams tonight are horrifying, we are requesting a full investigation into tonight's problematic execution.
Seventy-two hours notification means three days, at least, to go to the execution. It may be longer. In other words, there will be no execution less than 72 hours after notification.
We see yet again that Oklahoma simply can not get it right. Less than an hour before the execution the Oklahoma Department of Corrections realizes that it is not prepared to carry out Mr. Glossip's execution in compliance with its own protocol and the law.
My client just received a notification letter that in 72 hours there will be an execution, there is no date specified for the execution, but families will have time to visit Nusakambangan until Tuesday 2 p.m., this could mean that it will be carried out on later on Tuesday, probably in the evening or after midnight.
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- إعدام, اعدامArabic
- изпълнение, екзекуцияBulgarian
- provedení, vykonání, popravaCzech
- Ausführung, HinrichtungGerman
- toimeenpano, teloitus, toteutus, täytäntöönpano, suoritusFinnish
- végrehajtás, kivégzés, kivitelezés, megvalósításHungarian
- 死罪, 死刑, 実行Japanese
- 실행, 사형Korean
- uitvoering, executie, terechtstelling, tenuitvoerlegging, doodstrafDutch
- egzekucja, wykonaniePolish
- исполнение, казнь, техника, выполнение, экзекуцияRussian
- izvedba, usmrtitevSlovene
- idam, işletimTurkish
- tử hìnhVietnamese
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