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 performance performance

noun

  • () a dramatic or musical entertainment  ( public presentation, performance )
    a dramatic or musical entertainment
     they listened to ten different performances
    they listened to ten different performances
     the play ran for 100 performances
    the play ran for 100 performances
     the frequent performances of the symphony testify to its popularity
    the frequent performances of the symphony testify to its popularity
  • () the act of presenting a play or a piece of music or other entertainment  ( performance )
    the act of presenting a play or a piece of music or other entertainment
     we congratulated him on his performance at the rehearsal
    we congratulated him on his performance at the rehearsal
     an inspired performance of Mozart's C minor concerto
    an inspired performance of Mozart's C minor concerto
  • () the act of performing; of doing something successfully; using knowledge as distinguished from merely possessing it  ( carrying out, carrying into action, execution, performance )
    the act of performing; of doing something successfully; using knowledge as distinguished from merely possessing it
     they criticised his performance as mayor
    they criticised his performance as mayor
     experience generally improves performance
    experience generally improves performance
  • () any recognized accomplishment  ( performance )
    any recognized accomplishment
     they admired his performance under stress
    they admired his performance under stress
     when Roger Maris powered four home runs in one game his performance merits awe
    when Roger Maris powered four home runs in one game his performance merits awe
  • process or manner of functioning or operating  ( functioning, operation, performance )
    process or manner of functioning or operating
     the power of its engine determines its operation
    the power of its engine determines its operation
     the plane's operation in high winds
    the plane's operation in high winds
     they compared the cooking performance of each oven
    they compared the cooking performance of each oven
     the jet's performance conformed to high standards
    the jet's performance conformed to high standards


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