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Meaning & Definition of Performance in English

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Performance

/pərfɔrməns/

noun

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • performance
  • ,
  • public presentation

2. 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"
    synonym:
  • performance

3. The act of performing

  • Of doing something successfully
  • Using knowledge as distinguished from merely possessing it
  • "They criticised his performance as mayor"
  • "Experience generally improves performance"
    synonym:
  • performance
  • ,
  • execution
  • ,
  • carrying out
  • ,
  • carrying into action

4. Any recognized accomplishment

  • "They admired his performance under stress"
  • "When roger maris powered four home runs in one game his performance merits awe"
    synonym:
  • performance

5. 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"
    synonym:
  • operation
  • ,
  • functioning
  • ,
  • performance

Examples of using

It doesn't look like the performance is about to end.
The infrastructure of an application is directly related to its overall performance.
I was utterly disappointed by your performance today. You can make it much better, and everyone knows that well.