per·​form·​ing | \ pər-ˈfȯr-miŋ How to pronounce performing (audio) , pə-\

Definition of performing

: of, relating to, or constituting an art (such as drama) that involves public performance the performing arts

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For Murdoch, buying the 61 percent of Sky that Fox does not currently own would give his company full control of a strongly performing business to which the media mogul has a special attachment. Michael J. De La Merced,, "Comcast starts bidding war with 21st Century Fox for Sky," 25 Apr. 2018 Outdoor music, an indoor performing arts stage, interactive exhibits and loads of hand-on crafts are just some of its offerings. Sonja Haller, azcentral, "Ultimate Arizona bucket list: 25 things to do in Mesa," 18 Feb. 2015 The Booth, which opened to students earlier this academic year, is essentially a three-story rectangle within which any director has expansive options, from where to place the audience seating to where the performing space itself should be. Jeremy D. Goodwin,, "At BU’s new Booth Theatre, room to move and to imagine," 17 Apr. 2018 The Canadian dollar traded 0.7 percent weaker at C$1.2963 against the U.S. dollar at 10:42 a.m. Toronto time, down 2.9 percent this year, the worst performing currency among 16 majors tracked by Bloomberg. Theophilos Argitis,, "Bank of Canada Flags Trade Policy Risks in Holding Rates Steady," 7 Mar. 2018 That includes performing water quality tests or taking photographs. David Kravets, Ars Technica, "Law making it illegal to collect data, photo of open land hangs in balance," 11 Sep. 2017 On Immelt's watch, GE has been the Dow's worst performing stock among companies that haven't gone bankrupt or left the group of blue-chip stocks. Hamza Shaban,, "Can GE's Former Chief Executive Turn Uber Around?," 22 Aug. 2017 One benefit of the new performing arts wing involves the High School students once again performing as a full symphony. John Benson,, "Lakewood High School dedicates performing arts wing, plans to send students into community to show thanks," 21 Aug. 2017 The Eric Scott Langdon and Diana Monzeglio Scholarship for Artists, for students who plan a career in visual or performing arts: Nadiya Atkinson and Aly Charfauros, Canyon Crest Academy, and Hannah Elias, San Dieguito Academy. Laura Groch,, "Coastal Community Foundation awards scholarships," 27 July 2017

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1713, in the meaning defined above

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