Performance

Word PERFORMANCE
Character 11
Hyphenation per form ance
Pronunciations [pə.ˈfɔː.məns]

Definitions and meanings of "Performance"

What do we mean by performance?

The act of performing or the state of being performed. noun

The act or style of performing a work or role before an audience. noun

The way in which someone or something functions. noun

A presentation, especially a theatrical one, before an audience. noun

Something performed; an accomplishment. noun

One's actual use of language in actual situations. noun

The act of performing or the condition of being performed; execution or completion of anything; a doing: as, the performance of works or of an undertaking; the performance of duty. noun

That which is performed or accomplished; action; deed; thing done; a piece of work. noun

A musical, dramatic, or other entertainment; the acting of a play, execution of vocal or instrumental music, exhibition of skill, etc., especially at a place of amusement. noun

Synonyms Accomplishment, achievement, consummation. See perform. noun

Exploit, feat. noun

Production. noun

The act of performing; the carrying into execution or action; execution; achievement; accomplishment; representation by action. 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. 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. 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. noun

A live show or concert. noun

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 noun

The act of presenting a play or a piece of music or other entertainment noun

Any recognized accomplishment noun

The act of performing; carrying into execution or action; execution; achievement; accomplishment; representation by action.

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.

A live show or concert.

The amount of useful work accomplished estimated in terms of time needed, resources used, etc.

The actual use of language in concrete situations by native speakers of a language, as opposed to the system of linguistic knowledge they possess (competence), cf. :w:linguistic performance.

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The word "performance" in example sentences

However, though she must _sit_ as long as the rest, and though she must join in the _performance_ (for it is a real performance) unto the end of the last scene, she cannot make her _teeth_ abandon their character. ❋ William Cobbett (1799)

It is an outstanding performance from Colin Firth, not especially because it is a departure for him, but because the part itself is such a perfect match for Firth's habitual and superbly calibrated ­performance register: withdrawn, pained, but sensual, with sparks of wit and fun. ❋ Unknown (2010)

IP networking and routing (both theory and practice) • Core network planning• Performance monitoring• Design and optimization of fixed and mobile wireless networks and packet switched services tuning and optimization• Solid competence in WCDMA/HSPA technology in the PS Core and end-user services area• Experience as system engineer with the End-to-End performance management• Main focus on: • Packet switched services performance• Signaling protocols for ❋ Unknown (2010)

Geezer which puts the "art" back in the term "performance art" continues at The Marsh through July 10. ❋ George Heymont (2011)

These are routine in nature, logically carried out on a regular basis, quantitative in approach and largely the concern of the accounting people, easily mapped onto the existing structure, and geared to motivation and control—hence the label performance control. ❋ HENRY MINTZBERG (1994)

But the policy response to this inevitable decline in performance is reflexive, not reflective. ❋ Steve Nelson (2010)

The mechanism by which exercise enhances brain performance is described in these and other studies as sitting squarely with increased production of BDNF. ❋ M.D. David Perlmutter (2010)

Both the first and second chart appear to have an improvement in performance from the age of 38 to 45. ❋ Unknown (2008)

If you can imagine, usage has become so rampant in these circles that even the term performance enhancement is considered a misnomer and is replaced by the quaint and kitschy "performance enablement." ❋ Unknown (2008)

Perhaps the only thing standing between Wright and a Derrek Lee-type leap in performance is his home park. ❋ Unknown (2006)

The leap in performance is attributed to grid computing and the opportunity, through IB, to use some of the fastest computers in the world. ❋ Unknown (2006)

Having heard much about Ethan Hawke's Oscar nom for best supporting actor and liking his title performance a couple of years ago in a modern film update of _Hamlet_ and Denzel Washington's nom for Best Actor, I went in with an atitude of "impress me". ❋ Badger (2002)

An example of this expansion is the frequency with which the phrase "performance art" is used by journalists - many of whom may never have seen a single work of performance art - to characterize some form of real-life behavior. ❋ By ROBERTA SMITH (2011)

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