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Definition of "executive" []

  • A person or group having administrative or managerial authority in an organization. (noun)
  • The chief officer of a government, state, or political division. (noun)
  • The branch of government charged with putting into effect a country's laws and the administering of its functions. (noun)
  • Computer Science A set of coded instructions designed to process and control other coded instructions. (noun)
  • Of, relating to, capable of, or suited for carrying out or executing: an advisory body lacking executive powers. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "executive" in a sentence
  • "In that which grants the executive power, the expressions are, 'The _executive power_ shall be vested in a President of the United States.'"
  • ""If we can gain traction with $1.29 that will be good for greater margin," said another label executive, also involved in discussions, but who did want to identify the record label."
  • "Hurray to her for declining the changes in the video, but the label executive is not a mind-reader. 90% of the time the video artist will say, “Yes, make me look thinner and younger.”"