[ ek-si-kyoo-shuhn ]
/ ˌɛk sɪˈkyu ʃən /
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the act or process of executing.
the state or fact of being executed.
the infliction of capital punishment or, formerly, of any legal punishment.
the process of performing a judgment or sentence of a court: The judge stayed execution of the sentence pending appeal.
a mode or style of performance; technical skill, as in music: The pianist's execution of the sonata was consummate.
effective, usually destructive action, or the result attained by it (usually preceded by do): The grenades did rapid execution.
Law. a judicial writ directing the enforcement of a judgment.
Computers. the act of running, or the results of having run, a program or routine, or the performance of an instruction.
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Origin of execution
OTHER WORDS FROM executionex·e·cu·tion·al, adjectivenon·ex·e·cu·tion, nounpre·ex·e·cu·tion, nounre·ex·e·cu·tion, noun
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How to use execution in a sentence
We allow them no executional privileges which we do not claim for ourselves.The English in the West Indies|James Anthony Froude
British Dictionary definitions for execution
/ (ˌɛksɪˈkjuːʃən) /
the act or process of executing
the carrying out or undergoing of a sentence of death
the style or manner in which something is accomplished or performed; techniqueas a pianist his execution is poor
- the enforcement of the judgment of a court of law
- the writ ordering such enforcement
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