Performance definition

pər-fôrməns
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Something performed; an accomplishment.
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The act of performing or the state of being performed.
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Operation or functioning, usually with regard to effectiveness, as of a machine.
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One's part in this.
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The requirement of performance of obligations as stated in the terms of an agreement, according to the exact requirements, on theory that compensation in damages would be in- adequate to give recipient of the performance the “benefit of the bargain.” Generally required in situations of unique services or goods.
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The act or style of performing a work or role before an audience.
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Performance is defined as acting, singing, playing an instrument or otherwise showing a craft to a group of people.

An example of performance is a symphony playing at a town hall.

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The definition of performance is how effective something or someone is at doing a good job.

An example of performance is what is checked when an employee has an annual review at work.

An example of performance is what is improved on an assembly line when a machine is repaired.

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The way in which someone or something functions.

The pilot rated the airplane's performance in high winds.

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A presentation, especially a theatrical one, before an audience.
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A formal exhibition or presentation before an audience, as a play, musical program, etc.; show.
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Partial fulfillment of obligations under a contract.
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The act of performing; carrying into execution or action; execution; achievement; accomplishment; representation by action.

The performance of an undertaking or a duty.

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That which is performed or accomplished; a thing done or carried through; an achievement; a deed; an act; a feat; especially, an action of an elaborate or public character.
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A live show or concert.
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(computer science) The amount of useful work accomplished by a computer system compared to the time and resources used.

Better performance means more work accomplished in shorter time and/or using fewer resources.

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(linguistics) One's actual use of language in actual situations.
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A distinct section or provision of a legal document or piece of legislation.
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The act of performing; execution, accomplishment, fulfillment, etc.
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Something done or performed; deed or feat.
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The successful fulfillment of a contractual obligation.
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. May be a promise of future payment in exchange for a contractual obligation’s being done.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
performance
Plural:
performances

Origin of performance

  • From perform + -ance

    From Wiktionary