execution - definition and synonyms

 
 
noun 

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/ˌeksɪˈkjuːʃ(ə)n/
singularexecution
pluralexecutions
  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.
      the act of creating a work of art
  3. 3
    [uncountable] formal the process of making a computer use a program or carry out an instruction