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Definition 1: putting a condemned person to death - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for execution in the sense of this definition

(execution is a kind of ...) the infliction of physical injury on someone convicted of committing a crime

(... is a kind of execution ) execution by fire

(... is a kind of execution ) a form of capital punishment; victim is suspended by the neck from a gallows or gibbet until dead

"in those days the hanging of criminals was a public entertainment"

(... is a kind of execution ) execution by electricity

(... is a kind of execution ) execution by cutting off the victim's head

(... is a kind of execution ) the act of executing by a method widespread in the ancient world; the victim's hands and feet are bound or nailed to a cross

Definition 2: unlawful premeditated killing of a human being by a human being - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for execution in the sense of this definition

(execution is a kind of ...) the killing of a human being by another human being

(... is a kind of execution ) killing a tyrant

(... is a kind of execution ) murder by shooting someone down in cold blood

(... is a kind of execution ) murdering an infant

(... is a kind of execution ) a murder carried out by an underworld syndicate

"it has all the earmarks of a Mafia hit"

(... is a kind of execution ) the act of killing from ambush

(... is a kind of execution ) the act of killing a king

(... is a kind of execution ) putting a person to death by mob action without due process of law

(... is a kind of execution ) the savage and excessive killing of many people

(... is a kind of execution ) the murder of a competitor

(... is a kind of execution ) the murder of your own son or daughter

(... is a kind of execution ) the murder of a wife by her husband

(... is a kind of execution ) the murder of your sibling

(... is a kind of execution ) the murder of a husband by his wife

(... is a kind of execution ) the murder of your own father or mother

(... is a kind of execution ) a murder carried out on agreement with a hired killer

(... is a kind of execution ) the shedding of blood resulting in murder

"he avenged the bloodshed of his kinsmen"

(... is a kind of execution ) murder of a public figure by surprise attack

(... is a kind of execution ) murder and robbery by thugs

Definition 3: the act of performing; of doing something successfully; using knowledge as distinguished from merely possessing it - [noun denoting act]

Samples where execution or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they criticised his performance as mayor
  • experience generally improves performance

Synonyms for execution in the sense of this definition

(execution is a kind of ...) something done (usually as opposed to something said)

"there were stories of murders and other unnatural actions"

(... is a kind of execution ) the performance of a legal contract as specified by its terms

(... is a kind of execution ) (linguistics) a speaker's actual use of language in real situations; what the speaker actually says, including grammatical errors and other non-linguistic features such as hesitations and other disfluencies (contrasted with linguistic competence)

(... is a kind of execution ) the technical aspects of doing something

"a mechanism of social control" "mechanisms of communication" "the mechanics of prose style"

(... is a kind of execution ) the performance of a religious or ceremonial or public duty

Definition 4: the act of accomplishing some aim or executing some order - [noun denoting act]

Samples where execution or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the agency was created for the implementation of the policy

Synonyms for execution in the sense of this definition

(execution is a kind of ...) the act of enforcing; ensuring observance of or obedience to

Definition 5: a routine court order that attempts to enforce the judgment that has been granted to a plaintiff by authorizing a sheriff to carry it out - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for execution in the sense of this definition

(execution is a kind of ...) a writ issued by a court of law requiring a person to do something or to refrain from doing something

(execution belongs to category ...) the collection of rules imposed by authority

"civilization presupposes respect for the law" "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

Definition 6: (law) the completion of a legal instrument (such as a contract or deed) by signing it (and perhaps sealing and delivering it) so that it becomes legally binding and enforceable - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for execution in the sense of this definition

(execution is a kind of ...) the act of signing your name; writing your signature (as on a document)

"the deed was attested by the subscription of his signature"

(execution belongs to category ...) the collection of rules imposed by authority

"civilization presupposes respect for the law" "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

Definition 7: (computer science) the process of carrying out an instruction by a computer - [noun denoting process]

Synonyms for execution in the sense of this definition

(execution is a kind of ...) a sustained phenomenon or one marked by gradual changes through a series of states

"events now in process" "the process of calcification begins later for boys than for girls"

(... is a kind of execution ) the serial execution of computer programs

(... is a kind of execution ) the execution of two or more computer programs by a single computer

(... is part of execution) (computer science) a series of operations on data by a computer in order to retrieve or transform or classify information

(execution belongs to category ...) the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures

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