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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


  • Mercedes performance car sales may double through 2017-unit head
    Daimler's Mercedes-AMG performance cars division aims to more than double vehicle sales over the next three years as it pushes expansion into compact cars, a senior executive said. Deliveries at AMG swelled ... Read more on this news related to 'Performance'
  • Mercedes Plans Cheaper AMG Performance Cars
    The new Mercedes GT automobile, produced by Mercedes-AMG, the performance unit of Mercedes-Benz AG is unveiled during the world premiere launch at the AMG headquarters in Affalterbach, on Tuesday, Sept. 9. As a stand-alone vehicle, which has no equivalent in the Mercedes line-up, AMG in September presented a 115,430-euro ($143,850) Porsche 911-challenger. Read more on this news related to 'Performance'
  • Why Northrop’s business segments’ performance is important
    The Aerospace segment is Northrop Grumman's (NOC) highest contributor. It contributed ~41% of the company's total third quarter revenues. The segment was still NOC’s strength. Read more on this news related to 'Performance'

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