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Etymology

From Old French execution (c.1360)

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
execution

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  1. The act, manner, or style of executing (actions, maneuvers, performances).
    The battle plan was risky but its execution was near perfect and thus ultimately succeeded.
  2. The state of being executed (accomplished).
    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.
  4. (law) The carrying into effect of a court judgment, or of a will.
  5. (law) The formal process by which a contract is made valid and put into binding effect.
  6. (computing) The carrying out of an instruction, program or program segment by a computer.
    The entire machine slowed down during the execution of the virus checker.
    Whenever the matrix inversion function executed the program crashed.

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Old French

Etymology

from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] executionem

Noun

execution f. (Modern French, exécution)

  1. execution [Clarification of this translation from Old French is requested]

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