Performance

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Performance Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • any recognized accomplishment; "they admired his performance under stress"; "when Roger Maris powered four home runs in one game his performance merits awe"
  • 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"
  • 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"
  • 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"
  • process or manner of functioning or operating; "the power of its engine determine 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"

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • 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" ,
  • 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" ,
  • 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" ,
  • process or manner of functioning or operating; "the power of its engine determine 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" ,
  • any recognized accomplishment; "they admired his performance under stress"; "when Roger Maris powered four home runs in one game his performance merits awe"

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Performance Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


A performance, in performing arts, generally comprises an event in which one group of people (the performer or performers) behave in a particular way for another group of people (the audience).

In dance a group of people will usually go on stage to perform for the audience.



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'Performance' example sentence in quotations


* Leadership is not magnetic personality--that can just as well be a glib tongue. It is not 'making friends and influencing people'--that is flattery. Leadership is lifting a person's vision to higher sights, the raising of a person's performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations. - Peter Drucker

* Management means, in the last analysis, the substitution of thought for brawn and muscle, of knowledge for folkways and superstition, and of cooperation for force. It means the substitution of responsibility for obedience to rank, and of authority of performance for the authority of rank. Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision. - Peter Drucker

* Remember this-that there is a proper dignity and proportion to be observed in the performance of every act of life. - Marcus Aurelius Antoninus


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Performance Sample Sentences in News


  • Indiana 31, Missouri 27: Tigers' performance confusing, out of character
    Missouri's performance against Indiana was confusing and out of character, and now the Tigers have to prove that it was a one-time-only thing. Unexpected injuries, bad snaps, first-half drops, a short case of the Mauk Yips (Maty Mauk kind of forgot how to throw a pass at the beginning of the second half), penalties that haven't been committed all year ... Read more on this news related to 'Performance'
  • Tokutek TokuDB v7.5 Improves Big Data Processing Performance for MySQL and MariaDB
    Tokutek®, delivering database performance at scale, today announced TokuDB® v7.5 with new read-free replication, multi-directories hot backup, and increased use of bulk fetch capabilities that improve ... Read more on this news related to 'Performance'
  • Citi(R) Presents Performance by Seth Meyers Live in San Francisco
    Citi today announced an exclusive performance by award-winning comedian and late night talk show host Seth Meyers. The standup performance will take place on Friday, November 21 at 8:00 PM at The Palace ... Read more on this news related to 'Performance'

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