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Definition of "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: The pilot rated the airplane's performance in high winds. (noun)
  • A presentation, especially a theatrical one, before an audience. (noun)
  • Something performed; an accomplishment. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "performance" in a sentence
  • "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."
  • "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"
  • "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but because the part itself is such a perfect match for Firth's habitual and superbly calibrated ­performance register: withdrawn, pained, but sensual, with sparks of wit and fun."