executing vs execution what difference

what is difference between executing and execution

English

Verb

executing

  1. present participle of execute


English

Etymology

From Old French execution (c.1360), from Latin exsecutiō, an agent noun from exsequor (to follow out), from ex (out) + sequor (follow).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˌek.sɪˈkjuː.ʃən/

Noun

execution (countable and uncountable, plural executions)

  1. The act, manner or style of executing (actions, maneuvers, performances).
  2. The state of being accomplished.
  3. The act of putting to death or being put to death as a penalty, or actions so associated.
  4. (law) The carrying into effect of a court judgment, or of a will.
  5. (law) The formal process by which a contract is made valid and put into binding effect.
  6. (computing) The carrying out of an instruction, program or program segment by a computer.
    The entire machine slowed down during the execution of the virus checker.

Hyponyms

  • (penalty of death): crucifixion, electrocution, hanging, lethal injection

Derived terms

  • execution-style
  • posthumous execution
  • summary execution

Related terms

  • execute
  • executioner
  • executive
  • executor

Translations

Further reading

  • execution in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • execution in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.

Middle French

Etymology

From Latin execūtiō, an agent noun from exsequor (follow out), itself from ex + sequor (follow).

Noun

execution f (plural executions)

  1. execution (act of putting to death or being put to death as a penalty, or actions so associated)

Descendants

  • French exécution

Old French

Etymology

From Latin execūtiō, an agent noun from exsequor (follow out), itself from ex + sequor (follow).

Noun

execution f (oblique plural executions, nominative singular execution, nominative plural executions)

  1. execution (act of putting to death or being put to death as a penalty, or actions so associated)

Descendants

  • English: execution
  • French exécution

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