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execution

noun  us   /ˌek·sɪˈkju·ʃən/

execution noun (DOING SOMETHING)

[U] the act of doing or performing something in a planned way: The guitarist’s execution of the ballad was superb.

execution noun (PUNISHMENT)

[C/U] the act of killing someone as a legal punishment: [U] Execution is still a penalty for murder.
Translations of “execution”
in Korean 처형…
in Arabic إِعْدام…
in Portuguese execução…
in Catalan execució…
in Japanese 死刑…
in Italian esecuzione…
in Chinese (Traditional) 殺死, (依法進行的)處決,處死…
in Russian казнь, исполнение, осуществление…
in Turkish idam, infaz, yapma…
in Chinese (Simplified) 杀死, (依法进行的)处决,处死…
in Polish egzekucja, wykonanie, wykonywanie…
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