Definition of “execution” - English Dictionary

“execution” in British English

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executionnoun

uk /ˌek.sɪˈkjuː.ʃən/ us /ˌek.səˈkjuː.ʃən/

execution noun (KILLING)

[ C or U ] the legal punishment of killing someone:

Execution is still the penalty in some states for murder.
The executions will be carried out by a firing squad.

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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 legal punishment:

[ 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 /ˌeksɪˈkjuːʃən/ us

the act of doing or performing something in a planned way:

Effective operations managers require advanced skills in design, planning, and execution.
the execution of sth The landlord may exclude the tenant from occupation, but only for a reasonable time, 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/will
in execution The concept of the new Arts Centre was impressive, but it fell short in execution.

STOCK MARKET the act of buying or selling shares, etc.:

The quality of market systems is measured by the competitiveness of their pricing, the speed of execution and investor confidence 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 business plans:

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)