performance, public presentation(noun)
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"
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"
performance, execution, carrying out, carrying into action(noun)
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"
instruction execution, carrying into action, functioning, public presentation, implementation, execution, operation, capital punishment, execution of instrument, executing, carrying out, death penalty, murder, writ of execution, slaying
any recognized accomplishment
"they admired his performance under stress"; "when Roger Maris powered four home runs in one game his performance merits awe"
operation, functioning, performance(noun)
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"
surgery, mathematical operation, process, procedure, surgical operation, cognitive operation, public presentation, carrying into action, execution, functioning, carrying out, operation, military operation, cognitive process, surgical procedure, mental process, mathematical process, surgical process
English Synonyms and Antonyms
An act is strictly and originally something accomplished by an exercise of power, in which sense it is synonymous with deed or effect. Action is a doing. Act is therefore single, individual, momentary; action a complex of acts, or a process, state, or habit of exerting power. We say a virtuous act, but rather a virtuous course of action. We speak of the action of an acid upon a metal, not of its act. Act is used, also, for the simple exertion of power; as, an act of will. In this sense an act does not necessarily imply an external effect, while an action does. Morally, the act of murder is in the determination to kill; legally, the act is not complete without the striking of the fatal blow. Act and deed are both used for the thing done, but act refers to the power put forth, deed to the result accomplished; as, a voluntary act, a bad deed. In connection with other words act is more usually qualified by the use of another noun, action by an adjective preceding; we may say a kind act, though oftener an act of kindness, but only a kind action, not an action of kindness. As between act and deed, deed is commonly used of great, notable, and impressive acts, as are achievement, exploit, and feat.
Festus: We live in deeds, not years; in thoughts, not breaths.
BaileyFestus, A Country Town, sc. 7.
A feat exhibits strength, skill, personal power, whether mental or physical, especially the latter; as, a feat of arms, a feat of memory. An exploit is a conspicuous or glorious deed, involving valor or heroism, usually combined with strength, skill, loftiness of thought, and readiness of resource; an achievement is the doing of something great and noteworthy; an exploit is brilliant, but its effect may be transient; an achievement is solid, and its effect enduring. Act and action are both in contrast to all that is merely passive and receptive. The intensest action is easier than passive endurance.
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yield, throughput, results, return, efficiency, execution, implementation, yields, fulfilment, outturn, performances, returns, functioning, achievement, outcomes, performing, effectiveness, discharge, manifestations, exercise, delivery, enforcement, outcome, output, manifestation, behaviour, perform
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How to use performance in a sentence?
Anyone who doesn't think consolidation is going to happen must be mad, the exploration performance of these companies has been woeful. They have to replace reserves, and they're not doing that organically so they need to do it inorganically. But all we have seen are disposals.
The reality of the reality show on TV is that its quality standard is not defined by the performance of the participants but by the presentation of honesty in selection of the people as its judge celebrity.
It was never thought to be a limiting factor in performance -- we tended to think that was running out of energy -- but now we understand more about the role neuromuscular function plays in exercise tolerance.
February 29th was my first day back to work following a two-month medical absence, now that I have returned, I have been working diligently to review the business so that I can share our latest performance and outlook with shareholders.
In October we had zero performance (from refineries), we didn't produce anything, as of now the refineries are still not working. We are going to try and repair them.
Translations for performance
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- representació, execució, actuacióCatalan, Valencian
- Arbeitsleistung, Aufführung, Leistung, Auftritt, DurchführungGerman
- βελτιστοποίηση, απόδοση, παράσταση, συμπεριφοράGreek
- ejecución, espectáculo, actuación, realización, número, prestación, exhibición, cumplimiento, desempeño, rendimiento, representaciónSpanish
- esitys, suoritus, saavutus, suorituskyky, esiintyminenFinnish
- performance, exécution, prestation, représentationFrench
- rendimento, prestazione, esibizione, esecuzione, performanceItalian
- realizare, randament, realizări, performanță, desăvârșire, prestație, îndeplinireRomanian
- выступление, исполнение, производительность, выполнениеRussian
- verkställande, utförande, prestandaSwedish
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