What does Performance mean?

Definitions for Performance
pərˈfɔr mənsPer·for·mance

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. performance, public presentationnoun

    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. performancenoun

    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 actionnoun

    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. performancenoun

    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, performancenoun

    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. performancenoun

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

    Etymology: From perform + -ance

  2. performancenoun

    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.

    Etymology: From perform + -ance

  3. performancenoun

    A live show or concert.

    Etymology: From perform + -ance

  4. performancenoun

    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

    Etymology: From perform + -ance

Wikipedia

  1. Performance

    Performance is completion of a task with application of knowledge, skills and abilities.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Performancenoun

    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. Performancenoun

    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.

Editors Contribution

  1. performance

    An act of performing.

    The children loved performing.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 9, 2020  

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

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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

Examples of Performance in a Sentence

  1. Aristotle:

    What the statesman is most anxious to produce is a certain moral character in his fellow citizens, namely a disposition to virtue and the performance of virtuous actions.

  2. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Excellentes leçons sur le leadership situationnel sont offerts dans un film Hollywoodien "Twelve O'Cllock High" de 1949, mettant en vedette Gregory Peck. Dans ce film, un général inflexibles (Geegory Peck) prend en charge une unité de bombardier avec un moral bas, et transforme cette unité dans une équipe étoile brillante performance. I beaucoup appris sur le leadership de ce film - bien avant mon cours de MBA sur le leadership. Vous pouvez voir comment un vrai leader avance les adeptes au-delà de leurs limites normales, au cours de leur association, en premier révélateur, puis la vente, suivie par la collaboration, et enfin déléguer les tâches. Un vrai leader crée et nourrit de nombreux leaders de la prochaine génération; la leçon que je appris et ai toujours suivi avec succès comme un leader engagé. grâce à «Twelve O'Clock High» pour ces merveilleuses leçons de leadership.

  3. Jimmy Kimmel:

    I didn’t realize I was on camera – but then my phone started just buzzing with text after text and I was like ‘Oh, I think I might have been on camera,’ fergie even apologized for her performance. She said she tried her best and the reasons she decided to sing the song that way because she is a ‘risk taker.’.

  4. Todd Rosenbluth:

    Because it is cheap it might make sense on a short-term basis, but the performance is weak and it raises questions on whether it was chosen only because it is its own fund.

  5. Keith Urban:

    I think Qaasim Middleton, who we used it on, kept delivering for the next few weeks and kept getting through, so I think it was a good use of the save. The eccentric Cook was a favorite, although maybe not the singer many predicted to go all the way. Some thought her performance of My Funny Valentine was not her best, and she wound up in the bottom two with Rayvon Owen. In the end, the Twitter save element saved Rayvon Owen, for a third straight week. I think hes in a dangerous place now.

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Translations for Performance

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  • أداءArabic
  • representació, execució, actuacióCatalan, Valencian
  • výkonnostCzech
  • ydeevneDanish
  • 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
  • kinerjaIndonesian
  • rendimento, prestazione, esibizione, esecuzione, performanceItalian
  • 演奏Japanese
  • perficienturLatin
  • persembahanMalay
  • opvoeringDutch
  • ytelseNorwegian
  • występPolish
  • desempenhoPortuguese
  • realizare, randament, realizări, performanță, desăvârșire, prestație, îndeplinireRomanian
  • выступление, исполнение, производительность, выполнениеRussian
  • verkställande, utförande, prestandaSwedish
  • performansTurkish
  • 性能Chinese

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