im·​ple·​men·​ta·​tion ˌim-plə-mən-ˈtā-shən How to pronounce implementation (audio)
plural implementations
: an act or instance of implementing something : the process of making something active or effective
implementation of a new policy/law
The Vatican returned the revised text to the bishops for implementation.Rita Ferrone
That standard, which defines how much ozone is unhealthy, was set in 1997, but its implementation was delayed by legal challenges.Cheryl Hogue

Examples of implementation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Data on the effect and implementation of the law is not yet available. Eric D. Lawrence, Detroit Free Press, 27 Feb. 2024 Yet even while working to meet the mandate, some are pushing the bloc to delay implementation, according to Peter Feld, CEO of Barry Callebaut AG. Mumbi Gitau, Fortune Europe, 27 Feb. 2024 The United States and other governments should increase their intelligence gathering on money laundering in Dubai, share findings about gaps in implementation, deliver that information to the FATF, and continue to use their influence within the FATF to advocate that these loopholes are closed. John Prendergast, Foreign Affairs, 27 Feb. 2024 In the two weeks following the law’s implementation, Seattle businesses missed out on $1 million in revenue, according to a Tuesday DoorDash blog post, which also claimed that there were 30,000 fewer delivery requests on the DoorDash Marketplace. Sasha Rogelberg, Fortune, 25 Feb. 2024 The first two bills will be to immediately lower the gas tax, the second prevent the implementation of the mileage tax. The San Diego Union-Tribune Staff, San Diego Union-Tribune, 24 Feb. 2024 The league has made a dedicated effort to get its best players on the court for as many games as possible, including the implementation of a Player Participation Policy which encourages teams to play healthy star players or risk a fine. Jeff Zillgitt, USA TODAY, 22 Feb. 2024 Broward is waiting for guidelines from the Florida Department of Education for implementation. Miami Herald, 22 Feb. 2024 These include workplace communication rifts, navigating the implementation of the hybrid work model, finding innovative approaches to strengthening employee engagement, and adjusting to the new norm of AI (artificial intelligence). Rachel Wells, Forbes, 14 Feb. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1918, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of implementation was in 1918

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“Implementation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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