Electrocution vs Execution - What's the difference?

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Execution is a see also of electrocution.

Electrocution is a hyponym of execution.


As nouns the difference between electrocution and execution

is that electrocution is the accidental death or suicide by electric shock while execution is the act, manner or style of executing (actions, maneuvers, performances).

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

electrocution

Noun

(en noun)
  • The accidental death or suicide by electric shock.
  • Deliberate execution by electric shock, usually involving an electric chair.
  • (informal, deprecated) A severe electric shock, whether fatal or not.
  • Usage notes

    Formally, the words electrocution'' and ''electrocute'' imply fatality. Informally, however, these terms are sometimes used to refer to serious but ''nonfatal electric shocks''. Preferred usage is to normally reserve ''electrocution'' for fatal electric shocks, and to use ''shock'' or ''electric shock for nonfatal ones.

    See also

    * execution

    execution

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The act, manner or style of executing (actions, maneuvers, performances).
  • *
  • The state of being executed (accomplished).
  • The battle plan was successfully executed .
  • The act of putting to death or being put to death as a penalty, or actions so associated.
  • (legal) The carrying into effect of a court judgment, or of a will.
  • (legal) The formal process by which a contract is made valid and put into binding effect.
  • (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 .
    Whenever the matrix inversion function executed the program crashed.

    Derived terms

    * execution style * posthumous execution

    Hyponyms

    * (penalty of death) crucifixion, electrocution, hanging, lethal injection