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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)

Definition of "execution" - British English Dictionary

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executionnoun

uk   us   /ˌek.sɪˈkjuː.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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execution noun (ACTION)

[U] the ​act of doing or ​performing something, ​especially in a ​planned way: Sometimes in the execution oftheirduty the ​police have to use ​firearms. Although the ​originalidea was good, ​its execution has been ​disappointing.
(Definition of execution from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

Definition of "execution" - Business English Dictionary

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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)
Translations of “execution”
in Arabic إِعْدام…
in Korean 처형…
in Portuguese execução…
in Catalan execució…
in Japanese 死刑…
in Chinese (Simplified) 杀死, (依法进行的)处决,处死…
in Turkish idam, infaz, yapma…
in Russian казнь, исполнение, осуществление…
in Chinese (Traditional) 殺死, (依法進行的)處決,處死…
in Italian esecuzione…
in Polish egzekucja, wykonanie, wykonywanie…
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