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v. per·formed, per·form·ing, per·forms
1. To begin and carry through to completion; do: The surgeon performed the operation.
2. To take action in accordance with the requirements of; fulfill: perform one's contractual obligations.
a. To enact (a feat or role) before an audience.
b. To give a public presentation of; present: My theater group performed a three-act play.
1. To function or accomplish something as expected or required: a car that performs well on curves; workers not performing up to standard.
2. To yield a return on investment: stocks that performed well.
3. To portray a role or demonstrate a skill before an audience: The juggler performed atop a unicycle.
4. To present a dramatic or musical work or other entertainment before an audience.

[Middle English performen, from Anglo-Norman performer, from Old French parfornir : par-, intensive pref. (from Latin per-, per-) + fournir, to furnish; see furnish.]

per·form′a·ble adj.
per·form′er n.
Synonyms: perform, execute, accomplish, achieve
These verbs signify to carry through to completion. To perform is to carry out an action, undertaking, or procedure, often with great skill or care. The ship's captain performed the wedding ceremony. Laser experiments are performed regularly in the laboratory.
Execute implies performing a task or putting something into effect in accordance with a plan or design: "To execute laws is a royal office; to execute orders is not to be a king" (Edmund Burke).
Accomplish connotes the successful completion of something, often of something that requires tenacity or talent: "Make one brave push and see what can be accomplished in a week" (Robert Louis Stevenson).
To achieve is to accomplish something, often something significant, especially despite difficulty: "Some are born great ... Some achieve greatness ... And some have greatness thrust upon them" (Shakespeare).
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While I would venture to say that the compositions contained in this edition are more useful as historic objects rather than performable pieces of the repertoire, the edition itself is impressive in the scope of its commentary and valuable insights into sources and historical background.
In this show, the centrality of the performable object in his practice was clearly apparent, suggesting a debt to the materialist practices issuing from Europe at the time--those of Manzoni and Fontana in particular--and, in turn, situating Byars as a precursor to institutional critique in a way that inflects that movement differently.
However finding simple and easily performable experiments to illustrate the quantitative aspects of adsorption can be very difficult.
There's always a need to make a play performable in terms of the contemporary world, so I think it's possible to be faithful to the spirit of the play while opening it up in that way.
Of course, both works have by now become texts: Homer's Odyssey has ceased being an oral poem since it was written down, and Walcott's play, although still performable, must lamentably be for most a reading pleasure.
The method presented here is easily performable and therefore well suited for routine applications.
One would have to trace the distribution of copies of poems - such as those found in the "four ancient books of Wales" - in the sixteenth century, and then gauge the probability that Drayton could have had access to them; neither task seems performable.
It is in general known that large quantities of binders are often employed on performable mats to improve ease of handling and stamping.
He stresses the need for a performable, practical edition, while admitting that an ideal edition would include parallel printings of all the different versions of the opera, including the autograph (along the lines of the proposed Viennese Tosca edition noted above).
The main potential of Qeshm is the coastal and marine sport this exercise importance, especially in Qeshm is Due to the location of the island that is also performable in the winter.
This includes mandatory and - not exhaustive performable - optional output object A.
Its entirely performable contents include word-based and graphic scores by Young, John Cage, Toshi Ichiyanagi, Terry Riley, and Christian Wolff, along with Henry Flynt's essay "Concept Art" and Dick Higgins's exercise in reading mirror-image texts.

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