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performance

 
Noun performance has 5 senses
  1. performance, public presentation - 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"
    --1 is a kind of show
    --1 has parts: finale, coda
    --1 has particulars:
     act, routine, number, turn, bit; benefit; concert; pianism; play reading; premiere; recital; rendition, rendering; song and dance; theatrical performance, theatrical, representation, histrionics; spectacular; world premiere
    Derived form: verb perform3
  2. performance, execution, carrying out, carrying into action - 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"
    --2 is a kind of action
    --2 has particulars: specific performance; mechanism, mechanics; officiation
    Derived form: verb perform1
  3. performance - 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"
    --3 is a kind of
    presentation, presentment, demonstration
    --3 has parts: acting, playing, playacting, performing
    --3 has particulars:
     dramatic production, dramatic performance; encore; extemporization, extemporisation, improvisation; juggle, juggling; magic trick, conjuring trick, trick, magic, legerdemain, conjuration, illusion, deception; musical performance; one-night stand; rendition, rendering, interpretation; swan song, last hurrah; program, programme
  4. operation, functioning, performance - 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"
    --4 is a kind of process
  5. performance - any recognized accomplishment; "they admired his performance under stress"; "when Roger Maris powered four home runs in one game his performance merits awe"
    --5 is a kind of
    accomplishment, achievement
    --5 has particulars: overachievement; underachievement
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