per·for·mance noun \pə(r)-ˈfȯr-mən(t)s\
: an activity (such as singing a song or acting in a play) that a person or group does to entertain an audience
: the way an actor performs a part in a play, movie, etc.
: the act of doing a job, an activity, etc.
a : the execution of an action
b : something accomplished : deed, feat
a : the action of representing a character in a play
b : a public presentation or exhibition <a benefit performance>
: the manner of reacting to stimuli : behavior
: the linguistic behavior of an individual : parole; also : the ability to speak a certain language — compare competence 3
Examples of PERFORMANCE
- This evening's performance will start at 8 o'clock.
- The hall is usually used for orchestra performances.
- The critics loved her performance as the villain.
- A supervisor will evaluate each employee's performance.
- employees with strong job performances
- Employees are given an annual performance assessment.
- The gas additive improves engine performance.
- an increased level of performance
- We've introduced new performance levels.
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