specific performance


Definition of specific performance

1 : the performance of a legal contract strictly or substantially according to its terms
2 : an equitable remedy enjoining specific performance

Examples of specific performance in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Texas presents some distinct challenges, but this was not a Texas-specific performance. Zach Osterman, The Indianapolis Star, "Insider: IU's loss to Texas brings back ugly reminders of last season as offense disappears," 1 Dec. 2020 Since then, the company has been able to develop its mobile hardware and software in concert, finding efficiencies and targeting specific performance gains in a way that competitors have since tried to emulate in increasing numbers. Brian Barrett, Wired, "Apple's Intel Breakup Will Reshape Macs—and Beyond," 22 June 2020 That includes stock options that may have lost value and are dependent on meeting specific performance criteria. Thomas Mulier, Bloomberg.com, "Richemont Signals HR Shakeup After Reports of Bonus Controversy," 8 June 2020 Information on specific performance dates and venues can be found in the Twitter announcement. Charles Trepany, USA TODAY, "BTS announces Map of the Soul world tour dates, with several North American shows," 22 Jan. 2020 The payout is part of a 2018 compensation package that will award stock options to Musk if Tesla meets specific performance milestones for profitability, revenue and stock market value, also known as market capitalization. Aimee Picchi, CBS News, "Elon Musk could get $340 million payout as Tesla hits growth milestone," 22 Jan. 2020 There are high-water marks to be had in terms of specific performances and some exceptionally striking direction (each episode feels lovingly, singularly crafted), but each installment is a gem. Isaac Feldberg, Fortune, "What to watch (and skip) in theaters and on Amazon Prime this weekend," 17 Jan. 2020 Asked to assess specific performances from the 37-20 defeat against the Baltimore Ravens Sunday night, Belichick kept his remarks general. BostonGlobe.com, "“We got to coach better, we got to play better, [and] we got to do better all the way around,” Belichick said on a conference call following New England’s first loss of the season.," 5 Nov. 2019 Another site-specific performance preceding the showcase will be from Darcie Shultz, assistant director at the Autorino Center for the Arts. Kaitlin Mccallum, courant.com, "5x5 Dance Festival a showcase for dancers across Connecticut," 29 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of specific performance

1701, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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16 Apr 2021

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“Specific performance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/specific%20performance. Accessed 22 Apr. 2021.

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— see performance

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