executive function

or ex·ec·u·tive func·tion·ing

[ ig-zek-yuh-tiv fuhngk-shuhn or ig-zek-yuh-tiv fuhngk-shuh-ning ]
/ ɪgˈzɛk yə tɪv ˈfʌŋk ʃən or ɪgˈzɛk yə tɪv ˈfʌŋk ʃə nɪŋ /


a set of cognitive skills used to control one’s thoughts and behavior, especially the skills needed to focus on and organize tasks.

Nearby words

  1. executive agreement,
  2. executive branch,
  3. executive class,
  4. executive council,
  5. executive director,
  6. executive mansion,
  7. executive office of the president,
  8. executive officer,
  9. executive order,
  10. executive privilege

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