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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Execution  \Ex`e*cu"tion\,  n.  [F.  ex['e]cution,  L.  executio, 
  exsecutio.] 
  1.  The  act  of  executing;  a  carrying  into  effect  or  to 
  completion;  performance;  achievement;  consummation;  as 
  the  execution  of  a  plan  a  work  etc 
 
  The  excellence  of  the  subject  contributed  much  to 
  the  happiness  of  the  execution.  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  A  putting  to  death  as  a  legal  penalty;  death  lawfully 
  inflicted;  as  the  execution  of  a  murderer. 
 
  A  warrant  for  his  execution.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  The  act  of  the  mode  of  performing  a  work  of  art,  of 
  performing  on  an  instrument,  of  engraving,  etc.;  as  the 
  execution  of  a  statue,  painting,  or  piece  of  music. 
 
  The  first  quality  of  execution  is  truth.  --Ruskin. 
 
  4.  (Law) 
  a  The  carrying  into  effect  the  judgment  given  in  a  court 
  of  law. 
  b  A  judicial  writ  by  which  an  officer  is  empowered  to 
  carry  a  judgment  into  effect;  final  process. 
  c  The  act  of  signing,  and  delivering  a  legal  instrument, 
  or  giving  it  the  forms  required  to  render  it  valid; 
  as  the  execution  of  a  deed,  or  a  will 
 
  5.  That  which  is  executed  or  accomplished;  effect;  effective 
  work  --  usually  with  do 
 
  To  do  some  fatal  execution.  --Shak. 
 
  6.  The  act  of  sacking  a  town.  [Obs.]  --Beau.  &  FL 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  execution 
  n  1:  putting  a  condemned  person  to  death  [syn:  {executing},  {capital 
  punishment},  {death  penalty}] 
  2:  the  act  of  doing  something  successfully;  using  knowledge  as 
  distinguished  from  merely  possessing  it  "experience 
  generally  improves  performance"  [syn:  {performance},  {doing}, 
  {carrying  out},  {carrying  into  action}] 
  3:  the  process  of  carrying  out  an  instruction  by  a  computer 
  4:  the  act  of  accomplishing  some  aim  or  executing  some  order 
  "the  agency  was  created  for  the  implementation  of  the 
  policy"  [syn:  {implementation},  {carrying  out}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  execution 
 
  system,  programming>  The  process  of  carrying  out 
  the  {instructions}  in  a  computer  program  by  a  computer. 
 
  See  also  {dry  run}. 
 
  (1996-05-13) 
 
 




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