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

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 5 Dec. 2022.

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