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exec

[ig-zek] /ɪgˈzɛk/
noun, Informal.
1.
an executive, especially in business.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; by final shortening

exec.

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Examples from the web for exec
  • Out with the defense-industry exec, and in with the physicist-turned-logistics-geek.
  • The whole fat-exec-who-doesn't-deserve-to-be-there characterization is way off-base.
British Dictionary definitions for exec

exec.

abbreviation
1.
executive
2.
executor
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Slang definitions & phrases for exec

exec

modifier

: exec perks/ exec burnout

noun
  1. An executive officer (1920s+ Navy)
  2. A business executive: They'd never heard of female execs/ I find parking space for senior execs (1896+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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exec in Technology

language
An early batch language for the IBM VM/CMS systems.
[SC19-6209 Virtual Machine/ System Product CMS Command and Macro Reference, Appendix F. CMS EXEC Control Statements].
[Was EXEC 2 was a later version?]
(2000-08-06)


/eg-zek'/ 1. execute.
A synonym for chain derived from the Unix "exec" system call.
Unix manual page: execve(2).
2. (Obsolete) executive.
The mainstream "exec" as an abbreviation for (human) executive is *not* used. To a hacker, an "exec" is a always a program, never a person.
3. At IBM and VM/CMS shops, the equivalent of a shell command file.
4. The innermost kernel of the Amiga operating system which provides shared-library support, device interface, memory management, CPU management, basic IPC, and the basic structures for OS extension. The rest of the Amiga OS (windowing, file system, third-party extensions, etc.) is built using these structures.
[Jargon File]
(1997-08-01)

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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Related Abbreviations for exec

exec

executive

exec.

executor
The American Heritage® Abbreviations Dictionary, Third Edition
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