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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ex·e·cu·tion /ˌɛksɪˈkjuʃən/

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary

 執行; 執行過程

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ex·e·cu·tion n.
 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; to grant a stay of execution.
    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.
 5. 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.
 6. That which is executed or accomplished; effect; effective work; -- usually with do.
    To do some fatal execution.   --Shak.
 7. The act of sacking a town. [Obs.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: putting a condemned person to death [syn: executing, capital
           punishment, death penalty]
      2: the act of performing; of doing something successfully;
         using knowledge as distinguished from merely possessing
         it; "they criticised his performance as mayor";
         "experience generally improves performance" [syn: performance,
          carrying out, carrying into action]
      3: (computer science) the process of carrying out an
         instruction by a computer [syn: instruction execution]
      4: (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 [syn: execution of instrument]
      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 [syn: writ of execution]
      6: the act of accomplishing some aim or executing some order;
         "the agency was created for the implementation of the
         policy" [syn: implementation, carrying out]
      7: unlawful premeditated killing of a human being by a human
         being [syn: murder, slaying]