performing

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Etymology[edit]

From perform +‎ -ing

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performing

  1. present participle of perform
    • 2021 October 20, Industry Insider, “The wheels turn slowly”, in RAIL, number 942, page 68:
      The greatest recovery was recorded by London Overground, where the level of journeys was at 55.9% of that recorded two years previously. ScotRail (32.2%) was the lowest-performing operator.

Noun[edit]

performing (plural performings)

  1. A performance.
    • 1856, Ralph Waldo Emerson, English traits (page 248)
      Yet the misfortune of his life, his vast attempts but most inadequate performings, failing to accomplish any one masterpiece, seems to mark the closing of an era.

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