EAP execution definition in Computer Security terms:
Definition(s): An EAP execution conducts authentication through a single authentication method, if it is not tunneled and usually starts with an EAPRequest/Identity message, and terminates with an EAP-Success/Failure message. An EAP execution may consist of multiple authentication methods, if they are tunneled.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-120
reference: CSRC Glossary