execution meaning

[ ˌeksi'kju:ʃən ] Pronunciation:   "execution" in a sentence
  • Noun: execution  `eksu'kyooshun
    1. Putting a condemned person to death
      - executing, capital punishment, death penalty 
    2. The act of performing; of doing something successfully; using knowledge as distinguished from merely possessing it
      - performance, carrying out, carrying into action 
    3. (computer science) the process of carrying out an instruction by a computer
      - instruction execution 
    4. (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
      - execution of instrument 
    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
      - writ of execution 
    6. The act of accomplishing some aim or executing some order
      - implementation, carrying out 
    7. Unlawful premeditated killing of a human being by a human being
      - murder, slaying

    Derived forms: executions

    See also: execute, executioner, executive

    Type of: action, corporal punishment, court order, enforcement, homicide, physical process, process, subscription

    Part of: data processing

    Encyclopedia: Execution

  • [Business]
    noun [U]



    the act of doing a piece of work, performing a duty, or putting a plan into action:

    There are doubts about the company's execution of its business strategy.

    The idea was good, but the execution was poor.

    We have all the skills and technology in place; now we must focus on execution.


    the act of achieving a particular business goal or being successful as a business:

    Most CEOs fail due to a lack of execution.

    3 (Finance )

    the act of transferring money and shares, bonds, etc. between buyers and sellers in a market:

    They have set up an online execution service.

  • [Economics]
    1) The carrying out of a contract or other obligation.

    2) The final act required to make a document valid. For example, a deed is executed when it is signed, sealed, and delivered.

  • [Electronics]
    A computer’s performance of the operations required by an instruction.

  • [Finance]
    The process of completing an order to buy or sell securities. Once a trade is executed, it is reported by a Confirmation Report; settlement (payment and transfer of ownership) occurs in the US between one (mutual funds) and five (stocks) days after an order is executed. Settlement times for exchange-listed stocks are in the process of being reduced to three days in the U. S. The time varies greatly across countries. In France, for example settlements are only once per month.


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  1. it was frequently required before execution.
  2. `military executions are conducted differently.
  3. her musical execution was quite exceptional.
  4. he did great execution among the cakes.
  5. the idea was correct, the execution defective.

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