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

How to pronounce performance?

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    Karen
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    Veena
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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. Dee Wallace:

    If I had never done anything else with my life, creating my daughter would be enough, i always took her to every location and we had wonderful memories we created together. Somehow, I made it to almost every performance, ballgame, and recital. I was even homeroom mom for seven years. Best part of my life.

  2. Arthur Hoeld:

    We will capture more of the growth of the sneaker industry with our performance products, but Adidas Originals will help us to grow a more significant share, we're not concerned here internally about the balance.

  3. Arthur Brouwer:

    Some of the customers can change what they like or they delay decisions sometimes in a way that can't help them be timely, like adding an elevator will impact the central weight of the ship, so we have to do all the calculations and it might impact the performance of the ship.

  4. Brigette Bard:

    There will be specifications released for tests this week by MHRA (the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency) which will help companies understand the technical performance expected for their kits.

  5. Thomas DiNapoli:

    The company has been a laggard on financial performance, climate risk management and lobbying disclosure for quite some time now, its peers in Europe, many of whom have independent board chairs, are outperforming Exxon on all these.

Images & Illustrations of performance

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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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