performant

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French

Adjective[edit]

performant (comparative more performant, superlative most performant)

  1. (jargon, chiefly computing) Capable of or characterized by an adequate or excellent level of performance or efficiency.
    Ours is a performant network monitoring and systems monitoring tool.
    This software is more performant than its predecessor.
    • 1977, J. Rose & C. Bilciu editors, Modern trends in cybernetics and systems[1], page 735:
      The program ALGOLOG is highly performant: it generated 259 linear subproblems, instead of 223.
    • 2003, Rod Johnson, Expert One-on-One J2EE Design and Development[2], page 5:
      There are strong arguments that some features of J2EE, such as entity beans, can never be as performant in many situations as some alternatives.
  2. Of or relating to performance
    • 1990, Jean Alter, A Sociosemiotic Theory of Theatre, page 61:
      As a rule, however, the performant function, when it is supported by truly impressive circus performances, tends to monopolize the audience's attention.

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Noun[edit]

performant (plural performants)

  1. Someone who performs something, such as a ritual
    • 1979, Krishan Kumar, The Pailibos[3], page 169:
      If a performant happens to be on unfriendly terms with any one in the village, the performant does everything to get him reconciled long before the preparation is taken in hand.

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French[edit]

Verb[edit]

performant

  1. Present participle of performer.

Adjective[edit]

performant m (feminine performante, masculine plural performants, feminine plural performantes)

  1. efficient, effective, performant

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