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Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Performance'

Performance Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    performance n
  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" [syn: public presentation}]
  2. 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" [syn: execution, carrying out, carrying into action]
  3. 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"
  4. 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" [syn: operation, functioning]
  5. any recognized accomplishment; "they admired his performance under stress"; "when Roger Maris powered four home runs in one game his performance merits awe"
Performance Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Performance \Per*form"ance\, n. 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. --Paley.
  1. 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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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Performance'

Dance · Music · Opera · Theatre · Circus

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Drama · Tragedy · Comedy · Tragicomedy · Romance · Satire · Epic · Lyric

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'Performance' in famous quotation sentence

* 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

  • Rodgers Lauds Performance of Moreno in Win Over Spurs
    Liverpool's win over Spurs on Sunday afternoon was aided by an excellent performance from Alberto Moreno, who built on his debut last Monday and capped the win with a well-taken goal. While his performance on Monday night at the Etihad was by no means poor, Alberto Moreno left plenty of room for growth. After some fine-tuning and just enough rehabilitation for Read more on this news related to 'Performance'
  • Market Vectors Index Solutions Announces August Performance of Market Vectors Long/Short Equity Indices
    Market Vectors Index Solutions today announced the August performance for its six investable Long/Short Equity Indices. Each index is constructed using transparent, liquid E Read more on this news related to 'Performance'
  • Irresistible Liverpool trounce Spurs, Villa win
    London (Reuters) - Liverpool produced an irresistible performance to beat a toothless Tottenham Hotspur 3-0 at White Hart Lane on Sunday, ending the hosts 100 percent start to the Premier League season. Raheem Sterling, Steven Gerrard and Alberto Moreno were on target as Liverpool bounced back from defeat by champions Manchester City with a classy performance in m Read more on this news related to 'Performance'

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