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noun execution pronunciation in American English /ˌeksəˈkjuʃ(ə)n/
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  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] the act of killing a person as a punishment for a crime

    Convicted drug traffickers may face execution.

    There have been no executions in this state for almost 15 years.

  2. 2
    [uncountable] formal the act of completing something that you have agreed or planned to do
    execution of:

    He has failed in the execution of his duties.

    1. b.
  3. 3
    [uncountable] formal the process of making a computer use a program or carry out an instruction

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in an online conversation, repeatedly asking a person questions which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them

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