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"execution" in British English

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executionnoun

uk   /ˌek.sɪˈkjuː.ʃən/  us   /ˌek.səˈkjuː.ʃən/
  • execution noun (KILLING)

[C or U] the ​legalpunishment of ​killing someone: Execution is still the ​penalty in some ​states for ​murder. The executions will be ​carried out by a ​firingsquad.

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(Definition of execution from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"execution" in American English

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executionnoun

 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 ​legalpunishment: [U] Execution is still a ​penalty for ​murder.
(Definition of execution from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"execution" in Business English

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executionnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˌeksɪˈkjuːʃən/
the ​act of doing or ​performing something in a ​planned way: Effective ​operationsmanagersrequireadvancedskills in ​design, ​planning, and execution.the execution of sth The ​landlord may ​exclude the ​tenant from ​occupation, but only for a ​reasonabletime, and only if to do so is ​essential for the execution of the ​work. the execution of an ​agreement/​strategy/​contract the execution of a ​deed/​policy/willin execution The ​concept of the new Arts Centre was impressive, but it ​fellshort in execution.
STOCK MARKET the ​act of ​buying or ​sellingshares, etc.: The ​quality of ​marketsystems is ​measured by the ​competitiveness of their ​pricing, the ​speed of execution and ​investorconfidence in the ​integrity and fairness of the ​process. When circumstances ​indicate that a particular ​broker is in a ​position to obtain the best price and execution, the ​order is ​placed with that ​broker.
the ​act of being ​successful with your ​businessplans: We are looking for someone who is good at ​planning and capable of ​successful execution.
(Definition of execution from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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