non·​per·​for·​mance | \ ˌnän-pər-ˈfȯr-mən(t)s How to pronounce nonperformance (audio) , -pə- \

Definition of nonperformance

: neglect or failure to perform especially : failure to adhere to the terms of an agreement or promise nonperformance of an obligation nonperformance of a contract

Examples of nonperformance in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In dry and cold conditions, the Pirellis, which fall in the performance winter category, still maintain high grip levels and don’t suffer from the soft-tread squirm that nonperformance winter tires often exhibit. Eric Stafford, Car and Driver, "Our Ford Mustang Bullitt Remains a Lovable Steed Through an Unlovable Season," 16 Mar. 2020 Standard nonperformance insurance costs about 2 percent of the artist's guarantee and pays a claim (usually about 80 percent of appearance fees) if shows are canceled for reasons like illness, injury or natural disaster. Ashley Cullins, Billboard, "Terrorism Insurance in Demand for Concerts Following Las Vegas Attack," 19 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of nonperformance

circa 1510, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nonperformance was circa 1510

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“Nonperformance.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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non·​per·​for·​mance | \ ˌnän-pər-ˈfȯr-məns \

Legal Definition of nonperformance

: neglect or failure to perform

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