performance

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English[edit]

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From perform + -ance

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Noun[edit]

performance (plural performances)

  1. The act of performing; carrying into execution or action; execution; achievement; accomplishment; representation by action.
    the performance of an undertaking or a duty
    • 1959, Georgette Heyer, chapter 1, The Unknown Ajax:
      Charles had not been employed above six months at Darracott Place, but he was not such a whopstraw as to make the least noise in the performance of his duties when his lordship was out of humour.
  2. 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.
  3. A live show or concert.
  4. (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 fewer resources.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Adjecties often applied to "performance": high, poor, improved, superior, excellent, good, peak, top, optimal, low, economic, academic, financial, musical, human, environmental, vocal, cognitive, dynamic, organizational, historical, physical, social, mechanical, electrical, mental, macroeconomic.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English performance

Noun[edit]

performance f (plural performances)

  1. (sports) performance

Italian[edit]

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English

Noun[edit]

performance f (invariable)

  1. performance

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