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per·for·mance

 (pər-fôr′məns)
n.
1. The act of performing or the state of being performed.
2. The act or style of performing a work or role before an audience.
3. The way in which someone or something functions: The pilot rated the airplane's performance in high winds.
4. A presentation, especially a theatrical one, before an audience.
5. Something performed; an accomplishment.
6. Linguistics One's actual use of language in actual situations.

performance

(pəˈfɔːməns)
n
1. the act, process, or art of performing
2. an artistic or dramatic production: last night's performance was terrible.
3. manner or quality of functioning: a machine's performance.
4. informal mode of conduct or behaviour, esp when distasteful or irregular: what did you mean by that performance at the restaurant?.
5. informal any tiresome procedure: what a performance dressing the children to play in the snow!.
6. any accomplishment
7. (Linguistics) linguistics (in transformational grammar) the form of the human language faculty, viewed as concretely embodied in speakers. Compare competence5, langue, parole5

per•for•mance

(pərˈfɔr məns)

n.
1. an entertainment presented before an audience.
2. the act of performing a ceremony, play, piece of music, etc.
3. the execution or accomplishment of work, acts, feats, etc.
4. a particular action, deed, or proceeding.
5. an action or proceeding of an unusual or spectacular kind.
6. the act of performing.
7. the manner in which or the efficiency with which something reacts or fulfills its intended purpose.
8. Ling. a person's actual use of language in real situations. Compare competence (def. 4).
[1485–95]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.performance - a dramatic or musical entertainmentperformance - 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"
show - a social event involving a public performance or entertainment; "they wanted to see some of the shows on Broadway"
routine, number, act, bit, turn - a short theatrical performance that is part of a longer program; "he did his act three times every evening"; "she had a catchy little routine"; "it was one of the best numbers he ever did"
benefit - a performance to raise money for a charitable cause
concert - a performance of music by players or singers not involving theatrical staging
pianism - performance by or technique of a pianist; "a program of pianism"
play reading - performance of a play by a group of readers
premiere - the first public performance of a play or movie
recital - performance of music or dance especially by soloists
rendering, rendition - a performance of a musical composition or a dramatic role etc.; "they heard a live rendition of three pieces by Schubert"
song and dance - theatrical performance combining singing and dancing
spectacular - a lavishly produced performance; "they put on a Christmas spectacular"
world premiere - (music) the first public performance (as of a dramatic or musical work) anywhere in the world
coda, finale - the closing section of a musical composition
2.performance - 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"
dramatic performance, dramatic production - the act of performing a drama; "the group joined together in a dramatic production"
encore - an extra or repeated performance; usually given in response to audience demand
extemporisation, extemporization, improvisation - a performance given extempore without planning or preparation
juggle, juggling - throwing and catching several objects simultaneously
conjuring trick, legerdemain, magic trick, thaumaturgy, magic, deception, conjuration, illusion, trick - an illusory feat; considered magical by naive observers
musical performance - the act of performing music
one-night stand - a performance in one place on one night only
interpretation, rendering, rendition - the act of interpreting something as expressed in an artistic performance; "her rendition of Milton's verse was extraordinarily moving"
last hurrah, swan song - a final performance or effort (especially before retirement)
demonstration, presentation, presentment - a show or display; the act of presenting something to sight or view; "the presentation of new data"; "he gave the customer a demonstration"
acting, performing, playacting, playing - the performance of a part or role in a drama
programme, program - a performance (or series of performances) at a public presentation; "the program lasted more than two hours"
3.performance - 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"
action - something done (usually as opposed to something said); "there were stories of murders and other unnatural actions"
specific performance - the performance of a legal contract as specified by its terms
linguistic performance - (linguistics) a speaker's actual use of language in real situations; what the speaker actually says, including grammatical errors and other non-linguistic features such as hesitations and other disfluencies (contrasted with linguistic competence)
mechanics, mechanism - the technical aspects of doing something; "a mechanism of social control"; "mechanisms of communication"; "the mechanics of prose style"
officiation - the performance of a religious or ceremonial or public duty
4.performance - any recognized accomplishment; "they admired his performance under stress"; "when Roger Maris powered four home runs in one game his performance merits awe"
accomplishment, achievement - the action of accomplishing something
overachievement - better than expected performance (better than might have been predicted from intelligence tests)
underachievement - poorer than expected performance (poorer than might have been predicted from intelligence tests)
5.performance - process or manner of functioning or operating; "the power of its engine determines 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"
physical process, process - a sustained phenomenon or one marked by gradual changes through a series of states; "events now in process"; "the process of calcification begins later for boys than for girls"

performance

noun
1. presentation, playing, acting (out), staging, production, exhibition, interpretation, representation, rendering, portrayal, rendition They are giving a performance of Bizet's Carmen.
2. show, appearance, concert, gig (informal), recital The band did three performances at the Royal Albert Hall.
3. work, acts, conduct, exploits, feats The study looked at the performance of 18 surgeons.
4. functioning, running, operation, working, action, behaviour, capacity, efficiency, capabilities What is the car's performance like?
6. (Informal) carry-on (informal, chiefly Brit.), business, to-do, act, scene, display, bother, fuss, pantomime (informal, chiefly Brit.), song and dance (informal), palaver, rigmarole, pother She made a big performance of cooking the dinner.
Quotations
"The only true performance is the one which attains madness" [Mick Jagger]

performance

noun
1. The act of beginning and carrying through to completion:
2. One's artistic conception as shown by the way in which something such as a dramatic role or musical composition is rendered:
3. The way in which a machine or other thing performs or functions:
behavior, functioning, operation, reaction, working (often used in plural).
Translations
أداءأدَاءٌتأدِيَهتَمْثيل
představenívýkonvystoupeníchováníplnění
indsatsopførelseoptrædenudførelse
suoritus
izvedba
framkvæmdframmistaîasÿning, flutningur, leikur
実行
수행
plnenievykonávanie
nastopučinek
uppträdande
การแสดง
tiết mục biểu diễn

performance

[pəˈfɔːməns]
A. N
1. (Theat, Mus etc)
1.1. (= session) (Theat) → función f (Cine) → sesión f
tonight's performance will end at 9.45 pm (Theat) → la función de esta noche terminará a las 21.45
the late performance (Theat) → la función de noche (Cine) → la sesión de noche
two performances nightly (Theat) → dos funciones or representaciones por noche (Cine) → dos sesiones por noche
no performance tonightesta noche no hay función, no hay representación esta noche
1.2. (= presentation) [of play, opera, ballet] → representación f; [of piece of music] → interpretación f
it has not had a performance since 1950 (Theat) → no se ha representado desde 1950 (Mus) → no se ha interpretado desde 1950
the play ran for over 300 performancesla obra tuvo más de 300 representaciones
first performanceestreno m
video footage of the band in performanceunas secuencias en vídeo del grupo en concierto
1.3. (by actor, singer) → actuación f, interpretación f; (by pianist, orchestra) → interpretación f; (by comedian) → actuación f
his performance as Don Juan was excellentsu actuación en el papel or su interpretación del papel de Don Juan fue excelente
this will be her first performance at Covent Gardenesta será su primera actuación en Covent Garden
see also gala B
see also virtuoso
2. (= effectiveness) [of investment, worker] → rendimiento m; [of currency] → comportamiento m; [of team, athlete, racehorse] → actuación f; [of company] → resultados mpl; [of vehicle] → rendimiento m, performance f (LAm); [of machine] (= productivity) → rendimiento m; (= working) → funcionamiento m
the performance of the pound against the markel comportamiento de la libra con respecto al marco
we judge people on performance rather than agejuzgamos a las personas por su rendimiento y no por su edad
the party's disastrous performance in the electionslos pésimos resultados del partido en las elecciones
Britain's poor economic performance in the 1970sel poco rendimiento de la economía británica en los setenta
on past performance, an England victory seems unlikelysi nos basamos en las actuaciones anteriores, parece poco probable que Inglaterra vaya a ganar
her poor performance in Frenchsu poco rendimiento en francés, sus malos resultados en francés
he didn't put up a very good performance in the examsno obtuvo muy buenos resultados en los exámenes, los exámenes no le salieron muy bien
the team gave or put up a poor performanceel equipo tuvo una actuación pobre
see also high-performance, performance-related
3. (= execution) [of task] → realización f, ejecución f; [of duty] → cumplimiento m; [of function] → ejercicio m; [of rite, ritual] → práctica f, celebración f
she has to rely on others for the performance of the simplest taskstiene que depender de otros para realizar or ejecutar las tareas más sencillas
in the performance of his dutiesen el ejercicio de su cargo
4. (= bother, rigmarole) → follón m, jaleo m
it's such a performance getting herellegar aquí supone tal follón or jaleo
what a performance it is to get a visa!¡conseguir un visado es un verdadero follón or jaleo!
5. (= fuss about nothing) → numero m
what a performance she made of making the teavaya numero que montó para hacer el té
6. (Ling) → actuación f
B. CPD performance art Nperformance art m
performance car Ncoche m de alto rendimiento
performance indicator N (Comm, Fin) → indicador m del rendimiento
performance target Nobjetivo m de rendimiento

performance

[pərˈfɔːrməns]
n
(= show) → représentation f
The performance lasts two hours → La représentation dure deux heures.
[play, opera] → représentation f; [piece of music] → interprétation f
a performance of Bizet's Carmen → une représentation de Carmen de Bizet
[actor, musician, singer] → interprétation f
his performance as Hamlet → son interprétation d'Hamlet
[player, team] → prestation f
the team's poor performance → la médiocre prestation de l'équipe
The team put up a good performance → L'équipe a réalisé une bonne prestation.
(= work done) [worker, company, government] → performances fpl
The study looked at the performance of 18 surgeons → L'étude portait sur les performances de 18 chirurgiens.
to measure the performance of sb/sth → mesurer les performances de qn/qch
How is a company to measure its performance? → Comment une compagnie doit-elle mesurer ses performances?
(= financial results) → résultats mpl
the company's poor performance → les mauvais résultats de la compagnie
[car, engine] → performances fpl
modif [assessment, appraisal, review] → des performances performance figures, performance bonus, performance indicators, performance targetsperformance art nart m performanceperformance bonus nprime f de rendementperformance figures nplchiffres mpl des performancesperformance indicators nplindicateurs mpl de performanceperformance-related pay n (for factory worker)salaire m au rendement; (for manager, professional)salaire m au résultatperformance targets npl (for service)objectifs mpl de performance

performance

n
(esp Theat, of play, opera etc) → Aufführung f; (cinema) → Vorstellung f; (by actor) → Leistung f; (of a part)Darstellung f; the late performancedie Spätvorstellung; her performance as Mother Courage was outstandingihre Darstellung der Mutter Courage war hervorragend; he gave a splendid performanceer hat eine ausgezeichnete Leistung geboten, er hat ausgezeichnet gespielt/gesungen etc; we are going to hear a performance of Beethoven’s 5thwir werden Beethovens 5. Sinfonie hören
(= carrying out) (of function, duty, task)Erfüllung f; (of operation)Durchführung f; (of ritual, ceremony)Vollzug m; (of trick)Vorführung f; (of miracle)Vollbringung f; (of play, concerto)Aufführung f; (of solo, duet)Vortrag m; (of part)Darstellung f; in the performance of his dutiesin Ausübung seiner Pflicht; he died in the performance of his dutyer starb in Erfüllung seiner Pflicht
(= effectiveness) (of machine, vehicle, sportsman etc)Leistung f; (of examination candidate etc)Abschneiden nt; (of shares)Kursentwicklung f; he put up a good performanceer hat sich gut geschlagen (inf); what was his performance like in the test?wie hat er in der Prüfung abgeschnitten?; the team gave a poor performancedie Mannschaft hat eine schlechte Leistung gezeigt
(inf: = to-do, palaver) → Umstand m; (= bad behaviour)Benehmen nt; what a performance!was für ein Umstand!, welch ein Benehmen!; what a performance to put on in front of all the guestssich so vor den Gästen zu benehmen!

performance

:
performance art
performance artist
nPerformancekünstler(in) m(f)
performance car

performance

[pəˈfɔːməns] n
a. (see vt a) → svolgimento, adempimento, celebrazione f
in the performance of his duties → nell'adempimento dei suoi doveri
b. (presentation, of play, opera) → rappresentazione f; (of film, ballet) → spettacolo; (by actor, of a part) → interpretazione f
he gave a splendid performance → la sua interpretazione è stata magnifica
a fine performance of the Ninth Symphony → un'ottima esecuzione della Nona sinfonia
what a performance! (fam) → quante scene or storie!
c. (effectiveness, of machine) → prestazioni fpl; (of company) → rendimento; (of racehorse, athlete) → performance f inv
the team put up a good performance → la squadra ha giocato una bella partita

perform

(pəˈfoːm) verb
1. to do, especially with care or as a duty. The doctor performed the operation.
2. to act (in the theatre etc) or do anything musical, theatrical etc to entertain an audience. The company will perform a Greek play; She performed on the violin.
perˈformance noun
1. the doing of something. He is very conscientious in the performance of his duties.
2. the way in which something or someone performs. His performance in the exams was not very good.
3. something done on stage etc. The company gave a performance of `Othello'; His last three performances have not been very good.
perˈformer noun
a person who performs, especially theatrically or musically.

performance

أدَاءٌ představení optræden Durchführung εκπλήρωση actuación suoritus performance izvedba prestazione 実行 수행 voorstelling gjennomføring wyniki desempenho, espetáculo представление uppträdande การแสดง performans tiết mục biểu diễn 表演

performance

n rendimiento, desempeño; performance-enhancing drugs drogas para mejorar el rendimiento
References in classic literature ?
He was called before the curtain, and with great propriety appeared, leading Hagar, whose singing was considered more wonderful than all the rest of the performance put together.
Though why they have given me such a name I never knew, there being as little likeness between the gifts of 'killdeer' and the performance of one of your real Canada carabynes, as there is between the natur' of a pipe-stone and a flint.
It was a moment of great peril; for,--despite the traditionary awe that had gathered over this instrument of music, and the dirges which spiritual fingers were said to play on it,--the devoted sister had solemn thoughts of thrumming on its chords for Clifford's benefit, and accompanying the performance with her voice.
And does he now summon me to its fulfilment, by suggesting the performance of every wickedness which his most foul imagination can conceive?
Action from principle, the perception and the performance of right, changes things and relations; it is essentially revolutionary, and does not consist wholly with anything which was.
Nothing could divert them from the regular and faithful performance of the pieties enjoined by the Church.
This was not such a very extravagant speech, either, for that burly Mannheim tenor's praises had been the talk of all Heidelberg for a week before his performance took place--yet his voice was like the distressing noise which a nail makes when you screech it across a window-pane.
He was sticking up a bill for the Royal Nonesuch -- three-night performance -- like that other time.
The villagers were astonished and enchanted with the magnificence of their performance, and could not bear to have them stop.
He had contemplated a good part of the performance before he contributed his bit of variety to it.
Life in the brick house had gone on more placidly of late, for Rebecca was honestly trying to be more careful in the performance of her tasks and duties as well as more quiet in her plays, and she was slowly learning the power of the soft answer in turning away wrath.
She made her journeys to see me in the night, travelling the whole distance on foot, after the performance of her day's work.

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