poetry written for the public, rather than private use
- Performance rating
noun a measure of the processing power of a computer; a way of assessing CPU speed Usage Note computing
noun, Psychology. 1. a test requiring little or no use of language, the test materials being designed to elicit manual or behavioral responses rather than verbal ones. noun 1. (psychol) a test designed to assess a person’s manual ability
noun a performer Word Origin based on informant, etc.
[per-fawr-muh-tiv] /pərˈfɔr mə tɪv/ adjective, Philosophy, Linguistics. 1. (of an expression or statement) an act by the very fact of being uttered, as with the expression “I promise,” that the act of promising. noun 2. a performative utterance. /pəˈfɔːmətɪv/ adjective (linguistics, philosophy) 1. 2. 1955, adjective and noun, coined by British philosopher of language J.L. […]