What is execute?

  • (verb): Sign in the presence of witnesses.
    Example: "The President executed the treaty"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on execute, executes:

Execute (disambiguation)
... Execute, in capital punishment, is to put someone to death ... Execute may also refer to Execution (computing), the running of a computer program Execute (album), a 2002 hip-hop album by Oxide Neutrino USS Execute (AM-232), an Admirable-class minesweeper "Execute", the first ...
Modes (Unix)
... r read read a file or list a directory's contents w write write to a file or directory x execute execute a file or recurse a directory tree X special execute which is not a permission in itself ... It applies execute permissions to directories regardless of their current permissions and applies execute permissions to a file which already has at least 1 execute permission bit already set (either user, group or ... giving group or other access to a big directory tree without setting execute permission on normal files (such as text files), which would normally ...
Synchronization (computer Science) - Thread or Process Synchronization
... of particular mechanisms to ensure that two concurrently-executing threads or processes do not execute specific portions of a program at the same time ... If one thread has begun to execute a serialized portion of the program, any other thread trying to execute this portion must wait until the first thread finishes ...
Computer Performance - Performance Equation
... The total amount of time (t) required to execute a particular benchmark program is , or equivalently where P = 1/t is "the performance" in terms of time-to-execute N is the number of ... compiler with different compiler optimization switches can change N and CPI—the benchmark executes faster if the new compiler can improve N or C without ...
Magic Quadrant - Rating
... Gartner rates vendors upon two criteria completeness of vision and ability to execute ... in one of four quadrants Leaders are said to score higher on both criteria the ability to execute and completeness of vision ... Challengers are said to score higher on the ability to execute and lower on the completeness of vision ...

More definitions of "execute":

  • (verb): Carry out the legalities of.
    Example: "Execute a will or a deed"
  • (verb): Carry out a process or program, as on a computer or a machine.
    Synonyms: run
  • (verb): Kill as a means of socially sanctioned punishment.
    Synonyms: put to death
  • (verb): Carry out or perform an action.
    Synonyms: perform, do
  • (verb): Murder execution-style.
    Example: "The Mafioso who collaborated with the police was executed"

Famous quotes containing the word execute:

    Law without education is a dead letter. With education the needed law follows without effort and, of course, with power to execute itself; indeed, it seems to execute itself.
    Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822–1893)

    Let the saints be joyful in glory: let them sing aloud upon their beds. Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a two-edged sword in their hand; to execute vengeance upon the heathen, and punishments upon the people; to bind their kings with chains and their nobles with fetters of iron; to execute upon them the judgment written.
    Bible: Hebrew Psalms 149:5-9.

    The affirmative class monopolize the homage of mankind. They originate and execute all the great feats. What a force was coiled up in the skull of Napoleon!
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)