What does performance mean?

Definitions for performancepərˈfɔr məns

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word performance.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. performance, public presentation(noun)

    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"

  2. performance(noun)

    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"

  3. performance, execution, carrying out, carrying into action(noun)

    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"

  4. performance(noun)

    any recognized accomplishment

    "they admired his performance under stress"; "when Roger Maris powered four home runs in one game his performance merits awe"

  5. operation, functioning, performance(noun)

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. performance(Noun)

    The act of performing; carrying into execution or action; execution; achievement; accomplishment; representation by action; as, the performance of an undertaking of a duty.

  2. performance(Noun)

    That which is performed or accomplished; a thing done or carried through; an achievement; a deed; an act; a feat; especially, an action of an elaborate or public character.

  3. performance(Noun)

    A live show or concert.

  4. performance(Noun)

    In Computer science: The amount of useful work accomplished by a computer system compared to the time and resources used. Better Performance means more work accomplished in shorter time and/or using less resources

  5. Origin: From perform + -ance

Webster Dictionary

  1. Performance(noun)

    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

  2. Performance(noun)

    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

Freebase

  1. Performance

    A performance, in performing arts, generally comprises an event in which a performer or group of performers behave in a particular way for another group of people, the audience. Choral music and ballet are examples. Usually the performers participate in rehearsals beforehand. Afterwards audience members often applaud. The means of expressing appreciation can vary by culture. Chinese performers will clap with audience at the end of a performance; the return applause signals "thank you" to the audience. In Japan, folk performing arts performances commonly attract individuals who take photographs, sometimes getting up to the stage and within inches of performer's faces. Sometimes the dividing line between performer and the audience may become blurred, as in the example of "participatory theatre" where audience members get involved in the production. Theatrical performances can take place daily or at some other regular interval. Performances can take place at designated performance spaces, or in a non-conventional space, such as a subway station, on the street, or in someone's home.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'performance' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #738

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'performance' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1805

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'performance' in Nouns Frequency: #279

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of performance in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of performance in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Med Jones:

    A CEO's performance is as good as the performance of his middle managers

  2. Harold Geneen:

    It is much more difficult to measure non-performance than performance. Performance stands out like a ton of diamonds. Non-performance can almost always be explained away.

  3. Jose Yunda:

    Boeing is trying to sell us the 787-9. We are analyzing that option right now, but the performance is volatile, if performance improves a little, we would like to take another look.

  4. Jose Yunda:

    Boeing is trying to sell us the 787-9. We are analysing that option right now, but the performance is volatile, if performance improves a little, we would like to take another look.

  5. Aeisha Mastagni:

    You’re seeing overpayment, or outsized payments, for what is market performance or mediocre performance, directors can’t ignore the issue of pay inequality or rising executive pay.

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Translations for performance

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • أداءArabic
  • representació, execució, actuacióCatalan, Valencian
  • výkonnostCzech
  • Arbeitsleistung, Aufführung, Leistung, Auftritt, DurchführungGerman
  • βελτιστοποίηση, απόδοση, παράσταση, συμπεριφοράGreek
  • ejecución, espectáculo, actuación, realización, número, prestación, exhibición, cumplimiento, desempeño, rendimiento, representaciónSpanish
  • کاراییPersian
  • esitys, suoritus, saavutus, suorituskyky, esiintyminenFinnish
  • performance, exécution, prestation, représentationFrench
  • הצגהHebrew
  • निष्पादनHindi
  • rendimento, prestazione, esibizione, esecuzione, performanceItalian
  • 演奏Japanese
  • perficienturLatin
  • persembahanMalay
  • opvoeringDutch
  • ytelseNorwegian
  • występPolish
  • realizare, randament, realizări, performanță, desăvârșire, prestație, îndeplinireRomanian
  • выступление, исполнение, производительность, выполнениеRussian
  • verkställande, utförande, prestandaSwedish
  • performansTurkish

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