Definitions of performance

  1. the act of performing; of doing something successfully; using knowledge as distinguished from merely possessing it; " they criticised his performance as mayor"; " experience generally improves performance"
  2. process or manner of functioning or operating; " the power of its engine determine its operation"; " the plane's operation in high winds"; " they compared the cooking performance of each oven"; " the jet's performance conformed to high standards"
  3. the act of presenting a play or a piece of music or other entertainment; " we congratulated him on his performance at the rehearsal"; " an inspired performance of Mozart's C minor concerto"
  4. a dramatic or musical entertainment; " they listened to ten different performances"; " the play ran for 100 performances"; " the frequent performances of the symphony testify to its popularity"
  5. The act of performing; the carrying into execution or action; execution; achievement; accomplishment; representation by action; as, the performance of an undertaking of a duty.
  6. That which is performed or accomplished; a thing done or carried through; an achievement; a deed; an act; a feat; esp., an action of an elaborate or public character.
  7. The carrying out of something; as, the performance of an undertaking; completion; a thing done: feat; a public exhibition, especially on the stage.
  8. Act of performing: carrying out of something: something done: public execution of anything: an act or action.
  9. Act of performing; anything performed; execution; action; public exhibition.
  10. The act of performing; execution; action; representation.
  11. The carrying anything into effect; execution; action; thing done; composition; acting, or exhibition of character or of feats.
  12. The carrying out or completion of a thing; an acting on the stage; an entertainment provided at any place of amusement; something written or produced; something done; a feat or exploit.