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Definition of Performance

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show, presentation; execution; act, deed; act of presenting an artistic work to an audience
Performance Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
English-Latin Online Dictionary
effectus
Performance Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
The act of performing; the carrying into execution or action; execution; achievement; accomplishment; representation by action; as, the performance of an undertaking of a duty.
  
(n.)
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.
  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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performance
\per*form"ance\ (?), n. the act of performing; the carrying into execution or action; execution; achievement; accomplishment; representation by action; as, the performance of an undertaking of a duty. promises are not binding where the performance is impossible.
2. 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. "her walking and other actual performances." "his musical performances."


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WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. a dramatic or musical entertainment; "they listened to ten different performances"; "the play ran for 100 performances"; "the frequent performances of the symphony testify to its popularity"
(synonym) public presentation
(hypernym) show
(hyponym) act, routine, number, turn, bit
(part-meronym) finale, coda
(derivation) perform
2. the act of performing; of doing something successfully; using knowledge as distinguished from merely possessing it; "they criticised his performance as mayor"; "experience generally improves performance"
(synonym) execution, carrying out, carrying into action
(hypernym) action
(hyponym) specific performance
(derivation) perform, execute, do
3. the act of presenting a play or a piece of music or other entertainment; "we congratulated him on his performance at the rehearsal"; "an inspired performance of Mozart's C minor concerto"
(hypernym) presentation, presentment, demonstration
(hyponym) dramatic production, dramatic performance
(part-meronym) acting, playing, playacting, performing
4. process or manner of functioning or operating; "the power of its engine determine its operation"; "the plane's operation in high winds"; "they compared the cooking performance of each oven"; "the jet's performance conformed to high standards"
(synonym) operation, functioning
(hypernym) process
5. any recognized accomplishment; "they admired his performance under stress"; "when Roger Maris powered four home runs in one game his performance merits awe"
(hypernym) accomplishment, achievement
(hyponym) overachievement
Performance Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
Sean_Woo's Finance,GIS & Real Estate Glossary
[organizational behavior] the most important equation in the study of organizational behavior is:
Performance = ability * effort
Note: without ability, there is no use to address effort

see also effort or motivation
Manufacturing Terms
the entirety of properties of a technical product or system which contribute to meet its function
Company Info: Ticker, Name, Description
Performance Food Group Company
Exchange: Nasdaq
Holding company with subsidiaries which market and distribute wide variety of food and food-related products including canned and dairy products, napkins, plates and cups, paper and cleaning supplies, restaurant equipment and other supplies; And offer various management services to other distributors, and value-added
Performance Technologies, Incorporated
Exchange: Nasdaq
Designs, manufactures and markets wide variety of fault-tolerant, high performance communications, networking and data storage interface systems products.
Performance Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Learning, Performance and Training Definitions
The accomplishment of a task in accordance with a set standard of completeness and accuracy.
Donald Clark
Performance Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
ETSI and 3GPP
The ability to track service and resource usage levels and to provide feedback on the responsiveness and reliability of the network.
Web Dictionary of Cybernetics and Systems
see competence and performance (Krippendorff )
Abbreviation Airbus A340
Performance
Performance Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
A performance, in performing arts, generally comprises an event in which a performer or group of performers behave in a particular way for another group of people, the audience. Choral music and ballet are examples. Usually the performers participate in rehearsals beforehand. Afterwards audience members often applaud. After a performance, performance measurement sometimes occurs. Performance measurement is the process of collecting, analyzing and/or reporting information regarding the performance of an individual, group, organization, system or component.

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Performance Definition from Law Dictionaries & Glossaries
The 'Lectric Law Library
The fulfillment or accomplishment of a promise, contract, or obligation.
Courtesy of the 'Lectric Law Library.
Performance Definition from Sports Dictionaries & Glossaries
maritime&shipping&trade
The proper fulfillment of a contract or obligation
U.S. Figure Skating Glossary
The evaluation of the skater's/couple's ability to exhibit a pleasing appearance through body awareness and projection.
Copyright © 2006, U.S. Figure Skating.
Performance Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
A Basic Guide to ASL
Both 'A' hands, palms out, are held at shoulder height and rotate alternately toward the head.