implementation

See also: implémentation

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PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌɪmplɪmənˈteɪʃn/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌɪmpləmɛnˈteɪʃən/, IPA(key): /ˌɪmpləmənˈteɪʃən/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən

NounEdit

implementation (countable and uncountable, plural implementations)

  1. The process of moving an idea from concept to reality. In business, engineering and other fields, implementation refers to the building process rather than the design process.
    Now that the requirements are complete we can move on to implementation.
    • 1962 October, Brian Haresnape, “Focus on B.R. passenger stations”, in Modern Railways, page 252:
      The Group has recently concentrated on two main objectives, the implementation of a Code of Practice on minor station improvements and the preparation of a stock list of approved items of equipment for railway stations.
  2. (electronics) A result of implementing something; a finished product, system or device.
    His implementation works, but it needs some fine-tuning.

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