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Execution vs. Action

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Execution

The carrying out of a plan, order, or course of action
He was fascinated by the entire operation and its execution
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Action

The fact or process of doing something, typically to achieve an aim
Ending child labour will require action on many levels
Strike action was threatened
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Execution

The carrying out of a sentence of death on a condemned person
There were mass arrests and executions
The execution of juveniles is prohibited by international law
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Action

A thing done; an act
She frequently questioned his actions
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Execution

The act of executing something.
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Action

The way in which something works or moves
The weapon has a smooth action
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Execution

The state of being executed.
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Action

Armed conflict
Servicemen listed as missing in action during the war
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Execution

The manner, style, or result of performance
The plan was sound.
Its execution, faulty.
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Action

Legal proceedings; a lawsuit
A civil action for damages
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Execution

The act or an instance of putting to death or being put to death as a lawful penalty.
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Action

Take action on; deal with
Your request will be actioned
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Execution

The carrying into effect of a court judgment.
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Action

The state or process of acting or doing
The medical team went into action.
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Execution

A writ empowering an officer to enforce a judgment.
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Action

Something that is done or accomplished; a deed. See Usage Note at act.
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Execution

(Archaic) Effective, punitive, or destructive action.
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Action

Organized activity to accomplish an objective
A problem requiring drastic action.
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Execution

The act, manner or style of executing (actions, maneuvers, performances).
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Action

The causation of change by the exertion of power or a natural process
The action of waves on a beach.
The action of a drug on blood pressure.
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Execution

The state of being accomplished.
The mission's successful execution lifted the troops' morale.
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Action

Habitual or vigorous activity; energy
A woman of action.
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Execution

The act of putting to death or being put to death as a penalty, or actions so associated. Category:en:Capital punishment
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Action

Often actions Behavior or conduct.
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Execution

(legal) The carrying into effect of a court judgment, or of a will.
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Action

(Law) A proceeding brought before a court to obtain relief; a lawsuit.
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Execution

Specifically, the seizure of a debtor's goods or property in default of payment.
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Action

Armed encounter; combat
Missing in action.
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Execution

(legal) The formal process by which a contract is made valid and put into binding effect.
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Action

An engagement between troops or ships
Fought a rear-guard action.
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Execution

(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.
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Action

The most important or exciting work or activity in a specific field or area
Always heads for where the action is.
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Execution

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.
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Action

A movement or a series of movements, as of an actor.
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Execution

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.
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Action

Manner of movement
A horse with fine action.
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Execution

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.
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Action

The appearance of animation of a figure in painting or sculpture.
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Execution

The mode of performing any activity; as, the game plan was excellent, but its execution was filled with mistakes.
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Action

The series of events and episodes that form the plot of a story or play
The action of the novel takes place over 40 years in the South.
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Execution

The carrying into effect the judgment given in a court of law.
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Action

A series or number of fast-moving, exciting, or dangerous events, especially in a movie
Liked the film because there was so much action.
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Execution

That which is executed or accomplished; effect; effective work; - usually with do.
To do some fatal execution.
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Action

The operating parts of a mechanism.
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Execution

The act of sacking a town.
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Action

The manner in which such parts operate.
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Execution

Putting a condemned person to death
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Action

The manner in which a musical instrument can be played; playability
A piano with quick action.
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Execution

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
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Action

The effort of performing or doing something.
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Execution

(computer science) the process of carrying out an instruction by a computer
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Action

Something done, often so as to accomplish a purpose.
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Execution

(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
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Action

A way of motion or functioning.
Knead bread with a rocking action.
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Execution

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
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Action

Fast-paced activity.
A movie full of exciting action
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Execution

The act of accomplishing some aim or executing some order;
The agency was created for the implementation of the policy
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Action

The way in which a mechanical device acts when used; especially a firearm.
Pressing a piano key causes the action of the hammer on the string
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Execution

Unlawful premeditated killing of a human being by a human being
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Action

(firearms) The way in which cartridges are loaded, locked, and extracted from the mechanism.
Pump action shotgun
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Action

(music) The mechanism, that is the set of moving mechanical parts, of a keyboard instrument, like a piano, which transfers the motion of the key to the sound-making device.
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Action

The distance separating the strings and the fretboard on a guitar or other string instrument.
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Action

Sexual intercourse.
She gave him some action.
I hope to get a bit of action with the hot guy from the club.
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Action

(military) Combat.
He saw some action in the Korean War.
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Action

(legal) A charge or other process in a law court (also called lawsuit and actio).
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Action

(mathematics) A mapping from a pairing of mathematical objects to one of them, respecting their individual structures. The pairing is typically a Cartesian product or a tensor product. The object that is not part of the output is said to act on the other object. In any given context, action is used as an abbreviation for a more fully named notion, like group action or left group action.
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Action

(physics) The product of energy and time, especially the product of the Lagrangian and time.
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Action

The event or connected series of events, either real or imaginary, forming the subject of a play, poem, or other composition; the unfolding of the drama of events.
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Action

The attitude or position of the several parts of the body as expressive of the sentiment or passion depicted.
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Action

(bowling) spin put on the bowling ball.
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Action

(obsolete) A share in the capital stock of a joint-stock company, or in the public funds.
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Action

(religion) A religious performance or solemn function, i.e. action sermon, a sacramental sermon in the Scots Presbyterian Church.
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Action

(science) a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings).
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Action

Demanding or signifying the start of something, usually a performance.
The director yelled ‘Action!’ after the cameras started rolling.
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Action

(Manglish) arrogant
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Action

To act on a request etc, in order to put it into effect.
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Action

To initiate a legal action against someone.
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Action

A process or condition of acting or moving, as opposed to rest; the doing of something; exertion of power or force, as when one body acts on another; the effect of power exerted on one body by another; agency; activity; operation; as, the action of heat; a man of action.
One wise in council, one in action brave.
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Action

An act; a thing done; a deed; an enterprise. (pl.): Habitual deeds; hence, conduct; behavior; demeanor.
The Lord is a Good of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed.
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Action

The event or connected series of events, either real or imaginary, forming the subject of a play, poem, or other composition; the unfolding of the drama of events.
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Action

Movement; as, the horse has a spirited action.
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Action

Effective motion; also, mechanism; as, the breech action of a gun.
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Action

Any one of the active processes going on in an organism; the performance of a function; as, the action of the heart, the muscles, or the gastric juice.
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Action

Gesticulation; the external deportment of the speaker, or the suiting of his attitude, voice, gestures, and countenance, to the subject, or to the feelings.
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Action

The attitude or position of the several parts of the body as expressive of the sentiment or passion depicted.
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Action

A suit or process, by which a demand is made of a right in a court of justice; in a broad sense, a judicial proceeding for the enforcement or protection of a right, the redress or prevention of a wrong, or the punishment of a public offense.
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Action

A share in the capital stock of a joint-stock company, or in the public funds; hence, in the plural, equivalent to stocks.
The Euripus of funds and actions.
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Action

An engagement between troops in war, whether on land or water; a battle; a fight; as, a general action, a partial action.
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Action

The mechanical contrivance by means of which the impulse of the player's finger is transmitted to the strings of a pianoforte or to the valve of an organ pipe.
To poke the fire is an act, to reconcile friends who have quarreled is a praiseworthy action.
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Action

Something done (usually as opposed to something said);
There were stories of murders and other unnatural actions
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Action

The state of being active;
His sphere of activity
He is out of action
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Action

A judicial proceeding brought by one party against another; one party prosecutes another for a wrong done or for protection of a right or for prevention of a wrong
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Action

An act by a government body or supranational organization;
Recent federal action undermined the segregationist position
The United Nations must have the power to propose and organize action without being hobbled by irrelevant issues
The Union action of emancipating Southern slaves
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Action

A military engagement;
He saw action in Korea
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Action

A process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings);
The action of natural forces
Volcanic activity
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Action

The series of events that form a plot;
His novels always have a lot of action
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Action

The operating part that transmits power to a mechanism;
The piano had a very stiff action
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Action

The trait of being active and energetic and forceful;
A man of action
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Action

The most important or interesting work or activity in a specific area or field;
The action is no longer in technology stocks but in municipal bonds
Gawkers always try to get as close to the action as possible
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Action

Institute legal proceedings against; file a suit against;
He was warned that the district attorney would process him
She actioned the company for discrimination
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Action

Put in effect;
Carry out a task
Execute the decision of the people
He actioned the operation
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