n. 25B6; noun
the execution of the plan : IMPLEMENTATION, carrying out, accomplishment, bringing off/about, engineering, attainment, realization.
the execution of the play : PERFORMANCE, presentation, rendition, rendering, staging.
thousands were sentenced to execution : CAPITAL PUNISHMENT, the death penalty; the gibbet, the gallows, the noose, the rope, the scaffold, the guillotine, the firing squad; N. Amer. the (electric) chair.