[per-fawr-muh ns] /pərˈfɔr məns/
a musical, dramatic, or other entertainment presented before an audience.
the act of a ceremony, play, piece of music, etc.
the execution or accomplishment of work, acts, feats, etc.
a particular action, deed, or proceeding.
an action or proceeding of an unusual or spectacular kind:
His temper tantrum was quite a performance.
the act of .
the manner in which or the efficiency with which something reacts or fulfills its intended purpose.
Linguistics. the actual use of language in real situations, which may or may not fully reflect a speaker’s competence, being subject to such nonlinguistic factors as inattention, distraction, memory lapses, fatigue, or emotional state.
Compare (def 6).
the act, process, or art of performing
an artistic or dramatic production: last night’s performance was terrible
manner or quality of functioning: a machine’s performance
(informal) mode of conduct or behaviour, esp when distasteful or irregular: what did you mean by that performance at the restaurant?
(informal) any tiresome procedure: what a performance dressing the children to play in the snow!
(linguistics) (in transformational grammar) the form of the human language faculty, viewed as concretely embodied in speakers Compare competence (sense 5), langue, parole (sense 5)
late a5c., “accomplishment” (of something), from perform + -ance. Meaning “a thing performed” is from 1590s; that of “action of performing a play, etc.” is from 1610s; that of “a public entertainment” is from 1709. Performance art is attested from 1971.
[per-fawrm] /pərˈfɔrm/ verb (used with object) 1. to carry out; execute; do: to perform miracles. 2. to go through or execute in the proper, customary, or established manner: to perform the marriage ceremony. 3. to carry into effect; fulfill: Perform what you promise. 4. to act (a play, part, etc.), as on the stage, in […]
- Performance appraisal
noun 1. the assessment, at regular intervals, of an employee’s performance at work
- Performance anxiety
noun a state or condition of nervousness or fear which prevents or adversely affects the activity being attempted; also called stage fright Examples It may increase couples’ performance anxiety. Word Origin 1960 Usage Note often refers to sex
noun 1. a collaborative art form originating in the 1970s as a fusion of several artistic media, as painting, film, video, music, drama, and dance, and deriving in part from the 1960s performance happenings. noun 1. a theatrical presentation that incorporates various art forms, such as dance, sculpture, music, etc