1. [ noun ] (performing arts) a dramatic or musical entertainment
Synonyms: public_presentation

"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
Synonyms: operation functioning

"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
Similar spelling:   perforce