What is execute?

  • (verb): Carry out a process or program, as on a computer or a machine.
    Synonyms: run
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on execute, executes:

Modes (Unix)
... 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 ... 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 ... to a big directory tree without setting execute permission on normal files (such as text files), which would normally happen if you just used "chmod -R a ...
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 ...
Magic Quadrant - Rating
... Gartner rates vendors upon two criteria completeness of vision and ability to execute ... 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 ...
Synchronization (computer Science) - Thread or Process Synchronization
... 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 instructions ... optimization switches can change N and CPI—the benchmark executes faster if the new compiler can improve N or C without making the other worse, but often there ...

More definitions of "execute":

  • (verb): Carry out or perform an action.
    Synonyms: perform, do
  • (verb): Murder execution-style.
    Example: "The Mafioso who collaborated with the police was executed"
  • (verb): Kill as a means of socially sanctioned punishment.
    Synonyms: put to death
  • (verb): Carry out the legalities of.
    Example: "Execute a will or a deed"
  • (verb): Sign in the presence of witnesses.
    Example: "The President executed the treaty"

Famous quotes containing the word execute:

    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)

    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.

    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)