Implementation refers to the carrying out a plan, like your school's implementation of the new dress code that will start in August — for now, you can keep wearing your jeans.

Implementation is the noun form of the verb implement, or "to carry out or accomplish," and you’ll often see it used in reference to a government plan or act. Use this word to describe the process of turning formal plans — often very detailed conceptual plans that will affect many — into reality. For example, the implementation of new parking fees means everyone has to put more money in the parking meters.

Definitions of implementation

n the act of implementing (providing a practical means for accomplishing something); carrying into effect

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the act of appealing for help
the act of providing or using the instruments needed for some implementation
motorisation, motorization
the act of motorizing (equiping with motors or with motor vehicles)
agency, means, way
how a result is obtained or an end is achieved
practice, praxis
translating an idea into action
interchangeable with `means' in the expression `by means of'
a means or way of escaping
fast track
a rapid means of achieving a goal
instrument, tool
the means whereby some act is accomplished
a way or means to achieve something
stepping stone
any means of advancement
a means to an end; not necessarily a principled or ethical one
desperate measure
desperate actions taken as a means to an end
open sesame
any very successful means of achieving a result
a means of preserving from harm or unpleasantness
a means of enforcement
a means or agency by which something is expressed or communicated
a means of flight or ascent
Type of:
act, deed, human action, human activity
something that people do or cause to happen

n the act of accomplishing some aim or executing some order

“the agency was created for the implementation of the policy”
carrying out, execution
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the act of enforcing; ensuring observance of or obedience to

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