What does execution mean?

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ˌɛk sɪˈkyu ʃənex·e·cu·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. execution, executing, capital punishment, death penalty(noun)

    putting a condemned person to death

  2. 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"

  3. execution, instruction execution(noun)

    (computer science) the process of carrying out an instruction by a computer

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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"

  7. murder, slaying, execution(noun)

    unlawful premeditated killing of a human being by a human being

GCIDE

  1. Execution(n.)

    The mode of performing any activity; as, the game plan was excellent, but its execution was filled with mistakes.

    Etymology: [F. excution, L. executio, exsecutio.]

Wiktionary

  1. execution(Noun)

    The act, manner or style of executing (actions, maneuvers, performances).

    Etymology: From execution (c.1360), from executio, an agent noun from exequi, from ex + sequor.

  2. execution(Noun)

    The state of being executed (accomplished).

    The battle plan was successfully executed.

    Etymology: From execution (c.1360), from executio, an agent noun from exequi, from ex + sequor.

  3. execution(Noun)

    The act of putting to death or being put to death as a penalty, or actions so associated.

    Etymology: From execution (c.1360), from executio, an agent noun from exequi, from ex + sequor.

  4. execution(Noun)

    The carrying into effect of a court judgment, or of a will.

    Etymology: From execution (c.1360), from executio, an agent noun from exequi, from ex + sequor.

  5. execution(Noun)

    The formal process by which a contract is made valid and put into binding effect.

    Etymology: From execution (c.1360), from executio, an agent noun from exequi, from ex + sequor.

  6. execution(Noun)

    The carrying out of an instruction, program or program segment by a computer.

    Etymology: From execution (c.1360), from executio, an agent noun from exequi, from ex + sequor.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Execution(noun)

    the act of executing; a carrying into effect or to completion; performance; achievement; consummation; as, the execution of a plan, a work, etc

    Etymology: [F. excution, L. executio, exsecutio.]

  2. Execution(noun)

    a putting to death as a legal penalty; death lawfully inflicted; as, the execution of a murderer

    Etymology: [F. excution, L. executio, exsecutio.]

  3. Execution(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [F. excution, L. executio, exsecutio.]

  4. Execution(noun)

    the carrying into effect the judgment given in a court of law

    Etymology: [F. excution, L. executio, exsecutio.]

  5. Execution(noun)

    a judicial writ by which an officer is empowered to carry a judgment into effect; final process

    Etymology: [F. excution, L. executio, exsecutio.]

  6. Execution(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [F. excution, L. executio, exsecutio.]

  7. Execution(noun)

    that which is executed or accomplished; effect; effective work; -- usually with do

    Etymology: [F. excution, L. executio, exsecutio.]

  8. Execution(noun)

    the act of sacking a town

    Etymology: [F. excution, L. executio, exsecutio.]

Freebase

  1. Execution

    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."

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. execution

    The Lords of the Admiralty have a right to issue their warrant, and direct the time and manner, without any special warrant from the crown for that purpose.--Military execution is the ravaging and destroying of a country that refuses to pay contribution.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'execution' in Nouns Frequency: #2104

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of execution in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of execution in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of execution in a Sentence

  1. Brad Ward:

    We generally start two to three years out. Our team does everything from designing drinks and working on design of bars and layout to specifying the equipment and developing menus, all the way down to training and execution.

  2. Charles Ryan:

    The report is clear that the execution of inmate Wood was handled in accordance with all department procedures, which ... either meet or exceed national standards, it was done appropriately and with the utmost professionalism.

  3. John Williams:

    The unnecessarily compressed execution schedule using the risky drug midazolam denies prisoners their right to be free from the risk of torture.

  4. Tulsi Gabbard:

    If President Assad is indeed guilty of this horrible chemical attack on innocent civilians, I will be the first to call for his prosecution and execution by the International Criminal Court.

  5. Ben Fischman:

    Our idea at the time, and now in execution, was to partner with these incredible Italian factories, design beautiful shoes of the highest qualities and, by working directly with these factories and selling directly to the consumer, pass along savings.

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