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 for exec
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  EXEC
      n 1: the chief executive department of the United States
           government [syn: White House, EXEC]

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  exec
   /eg?zek'/, /eks?ek/, n.
  
      1. [Unix: from execute] Synonym for chain, derives from the exec(2) call.
  
      2. [from executive] obs. The command interpreter for an OS (see shell);
      term esp. used around mainframes, and prob.: derived from UNIVAC's archaic
      EXEC 2 and EXEC 8 operating systems.
  
      3. At IBM and VM/CMS shops, the equivalent of a shell command file (among
      VM/CMS users).
  
      The mainstream ?exec? as an abbreviation for (human) executive is not used.
      To a hacker, an ?exec? is always a program, never a person.
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  EXEC
  
      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)
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  exec
  
     /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.
  
     IBM+and+VM/{CMS">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)
  

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