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execution

EN[ˌek.sɪˈkjuː.ʃən]
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WExecution
FR exécution

    Definition of execution in English Dictionary

  • NounPLexecutionsSUF-tion
    1. The act, manner or style of executing (actions, maneuvers, performances).
      1. Already the poor man saw himself crowned by the might of his arm Emperor of Trebizond at least; and so, led away by the intense enjoyment he found in these pleasant fancies, he set himself forthwith to put his scheme into execution.
    2. The state of being executed (accomplished).
      1. 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.
      1. (law) The carrying into effect of a court judgment, or of a will.
        1. (law) The formal process by which a contract is made valid and put into binding effect.
          1. (computing) The carrying out of an instruction, program or program segment by a computer.
            1. The entire machine slowed down during the execution of the virus checker.
            2. Whenever the matrix inversion function executed the program crashed.
        2. More Examples
          1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
            • to suspend a thread of execution in a computer program
            • In this solid account of the calamitous effect of dry utopianism on New York City, Lerner explains how the Prohibition amendment was passed and why its execution failed.
          2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
            • The artist's conception and plan permit the artist to judge the correctness of various aspects of the work that gives the artist the ability to resolve problems that occur during its execution.
            • The stonings came as something of a surprise, in that Iranian officials had said they had suspended that method of execution.
        • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
          1. Nouns
            • Countable nouns
          Related Links:
          1. en executioner
          2. en executions
          3. en executionary
          4. en executioners
          5. en executionism
          Source: Wiktionary
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          Grammatically, this word "execution" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
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