|1.||[ noun ] (performing arts) 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"
|Related terms:||show act concert rendition recital theatrical_performance pianism benefit premiere world_premiere song_and_dance play_reading spectacular finale perform|
|2.||[ noun ] (performing arts) 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"
|Related terms:||presentation program rendition magic_trick juggle encore one-night_stand swan_song dramatic_production musical_performance extemporization acting|
|3.||[ noun ] the act of performing; of doing something successfully; using knowledge as distinguished from merely possessing it|
|Synonyms:||doing execution carrying_into_action carrying_out|
"they criticised his performance as mayor" "experience generally improves performance"
|Related terms:||action mechanism music officiation specific_performance perform|
|4.||[ noun ] 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"
|Related terms:||work process job go|
|5.||[ noun ] any recognized accomplishment|
"they admired his performance under stress" "when Roger Maris powered four home runs in one game his performance merits awe"
|Related terms:||accomplishment underachievement overachievement|