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  Definition of execution
  1. 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"
  2. unlawful premeditated killing of a human being by a human being
  3. the act of accomplishing some aim or executing some order; "the agency was created for the implementation of the policy"
  4. putting a condemned person to death
  5. 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. (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
  7. (computer science) the process of carrying out an instruction by a computer
Similar Words: performance, carrying out, carrying into action, murder, slaying, implementation, executing, capital punishment, death penalty, writ of execution, execution of instrument, instruction execution

 

Hyponyms: specific performance, mechanism, mechanics, officiation, bloodshed, blood, gore, contract killing, parricide, elimination, liquidation, slaughter, massacre, mass murder, carnage, butchery, lynching, assassination, dry-gulching, fratricide, hit, infanticide, shoot-down, tyrannicide, thuggee, burning, burning at the stake, hanging, electrocution, decapitation, beheading, crucifixion, batch processing, multiprogramming, concurrent execution

 

Part Meronyms: data processing

 

Derivational Morphology: perform, execute, do, murder, slay, hit, dispatch, bump off, polish off, remove, follow through, follow up, follow out, carry out, implement, put through, go through, carry through, accomplish, action, fulfill, fulfil, put to death

 

 
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