What does performance mean?

Definitions for performance
pərˈfɔr mənsper·for·mance

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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. Marcia Greenberger:

    Too many girls are being refused the chance to reap the positive benefits that extend beyond the playing field, the stark statistics represent lost opportunities that would have enriched girls' high school experience and boosted their academic performance and overall health.

  2. Susan Schneider:

    The line of work he was in bred anxiety and self-centered concerns. He would always say, ‘You’re only as good as your last performance,’.

  3. Emeasoba George:

    Opportunity is a set of circumstances that is conducive for the occurrence of an event or for the performance of a task. It can also be defined as the amount of time or a situation in which something can be done. Opportunity is synonymous with chance. -Emeasoba George

  4. Robert Dimeff:

    This is just another fad diet that science doesn’t support at this time, especially when it comes to athletic performance, the take home message at this time, whether you’re an athlete or not, is eat whole natural foods and don’t worry about gluten unless you are actually gluten-intolerant.

  5. Carl Palmer:

    Keith was a gentle soul whose love for music and passion for his performance as a keyboard player will remain unmatched for many years to come. He was a pioneer and an innovator whose musical genius touched all of us in the worlds of rock, classical and jazz, i will always remember his warm smile, good sense of humor, compelling showmanship, and dedication to his musical craft. I am very lucky to have known him and to have made the music we did, together. Rest in peace, Keith.

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Translations for performance

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  • أداءArabic
  • actuació, execució, representacióCatalan, Valencian
  • výkonnostCzech
  • ydeevneDanish
  • Durchführung, Auftritt, Aufführung, Leistung, ArbeitsleistungGerman
  • βελτιστοποίηση, απόδοση, συμπεριφορά, παράστασηGreek
  • exhibición, realización, número, desempeño, prestación, cumplimiento, rendimiento, actuación, espectáculo, representación, ejecuciónSpanish
  • کاراییPersian
  • suorituskyky, esiintyminen, esitys, saavutus, suoritusFinnish
  • prestation, représentation, exécution, performanceFrench
  • הצגהHebrew
  • निष्पादनHindi
  • kinerjaIndonesian
  • esibizione, rendimento, esecuzione, prestazione, performanceItalian
  • 演奏Japanese
  • perficienturLatin
  • persembahanMalay
  • opvoeringDutch
  • ytelseNorwegian
  • występPolish
  • desempenhoPortuguese
  • performanță, desăvârșire, prestație, îndeplinire, realizare, randament, realizăriRomanian
  • исполнение, выполнение, производительность, выступлениеRussian
  • verkställande, prestanda, utförandeSwedish
  • performansTurkish
  • màn biểu diễnVietnamese
  • 性能Chinese

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