noun a dramatic or musical entertainment
- they listened to ten different performances
- the play ran for 100 performances
- the frequent performances of the symphony testify to its popularity
noun the act of presenting a play or a piece of music or other entertainment
- we congratulated him on his performance at the rehearsal
- an inspired performance of Mozart's C minor concerto
noun the act of performing; of doing something successfully; using knowledge as distinguished from merely possessing it
execution; carrying into action; carrying out.
- they criticised his performance as mayor
- experience generally improves performance
noun any recognized accomplishment
- they admired his performance under stress
- when Roger Maris powered four home runs in one game his performance merits awe
noun process or manner of functioning or operating
- the power of its engine determines its operation
- the plane's operation in high winds
- they compared the cooking performance of each oven
- the jet's performance conformed to high standards
- The act of performing; the carrying into execution or action; execution; achievement; accomplishment; representation by action; as, the performance of an undertaking of a duty.
Promises are not binding where the performance is impossible.
- That which is performed or accomplished; a thing done or carried through; an achievement; a deed; an act; a feat; esp., an action of an elaborate or public character. "Her walking and other actual performances." Shak. "His musical performances." Macaulay.
Syn. -- Completion; consummation; execution; accomplishment; achievement; production; work; act; action; deed; exploit; feat.
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