implementation

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
  1. noun
    the act of implementing (providing a practical means for accomplishing something); carrying into effect
    synonyms: effectuation
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    invocation
    the act of appealing for help
    instrumentation
    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
    dint
    interchangeable with `means' in the expression `by means of'
    escape
    a means or way of escaping
    fast track
    a rapid means of achieving a goal
    instrument, tool
    the means whereby some act is accomplished
    road
    a way or means to achieve something
    stepping stone
    any means of advancement
    expedient
    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
    salvation
    a means of preserving from harm or unpleasantness
    tooth
    a means of enforcement
    voice
    a means or agency by which something is expressed or communicated
    wings
    a means of flight or ascent
    type of:
    act, deed, human action, human activity
    something that people do or cause to happen
  2. noun
    the act of accomplishing some aim or executing some order
    “the agency was created for the implementation of the policy”
    synonyms: carrying out, execution
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    enforcement
    the act of enforcing; ensuring observance of or obedience to
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