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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Performance  \Per*form"ance\,  n. 
  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. 
 
  Promises  are  not  binding  where  the  performance  is 
  impossible.  --Paley. 
 
  2.  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.  ``Her 
  walking  and  other  actual  performances.''  --Shak.  ``His 
  musical  performances.''  --Macaulay. 
 
  Syn:  Completion;  consummation;  execution;  accomplishment; 
  achievement;  production;  work  act  action  deed; 
  exploit;  feat. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  performance 
  n  1:  a  dramatic  or  musical  entertainment;  "the  play  ran  for  100 
  performances"  or  "the  frequent  performances  of  the 
  symphony  testify  to  its  popularity"  [syn:  {public 
  presentation}] 
  2:  the  act  of  presenting  a  play  or  a  piece  of  music  or  other 
  entertainment;  "we  congratulated  him  on  his  performance  at 
  the  recital" 
  3:  the  act  of  doing  something  successfully;  using  knowledge  as 
  distinguished  from  merely  possessing  it  "experience 
  generally  improves  performance"  [syn:  {execution},  {doing}, 
  {carrying  out},  {carrying  into  action}] 
  4:  an  act  or  process  or  manner  of  functioning  or  operating: 
  "the  power  of  its  engine  determines  its  operation":  "the 
  plane's  performance  in  high  winds"  [syn:  {operation},  {functioning}] 
  5:  any  recognized  accomplishment;  "they  admired  his  performance 
  under  stress" 




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