What is the meaning of performance?


  • A dramatic or musical entertainment.
    • usage: "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 presenting a play or a piece of music or other entertainment.
    • usage: "we congratulated him on his performance at the rehearsal"; "an inspired performance of Mozart's C minor concerto"
  • The act of performing; of doing something successfully; using knowledge as distinguished from merely possessing it.
    • usage: "they criticised his performance as mayor"; "experience generally improves performance"
  • Any recognized accomplishment.
    • usage: "they admired his performance under stress"; "when Roger Maris powered four home runs in one game his performance merits awe"
  • Process or manner of functioning or operating.
    • usage: "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"
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