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Definition of PERFORMANCE

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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. [1913 Webster]

           Promises are not binding where the performance is impossible.                              --Paley. [1913 Webster]

     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. [1913 Webster]

     Syn: Completion; consummation; execution; accomplishment; achievement; production; work; act; action; deed; exploit; feat. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

240 Moby Thesaurus words for "performance": Philharmonic concert, accomplished fact, accomplishment, accordance, achievement, acquittal, acquittance, act, acta, acting, action, adherence, administration, adventure, agency, aping, appearance, attainment, baccalaureate service, band concert, behavior, benefit, bill, blow, bringing to fruition, buffoonery, business, cantando, care, carrying out, celebration, ceremonial, ceremony, chamber concert, characterization, commencement, commission, completion, compliance, concert, conduct, conformance, conformity, consummation, convocation, coup, dealings, debut, deed, demeanor, demilegato, demonstration, deportment, direction, discharge, dispatch, display, doing, doings, driving, dumb show, effectiveness, effectuation, efficacy, effort, embodiment, empty formality, enacting, enactment, endeavor, engagement, enterprise, entertainment, execution, exercise, exercises, exhibit, exhibition, exploit, exposition, exposure, expression, fait accompli, farewell performance, feat, fingering, flesh show, formal, formality, fruition, fulfillment, function, functioning, gag, gest, gig, glissando, go, graduation, graduation exercises, ham, hammy acting, hand, handiwork, handling, heed, heeding, hoke, hokum, imitation, impersonation, implementation, inaugural, inauguration, incarnation, initiation, interpretation, intonation, job, keeping, legato, liturgy, management, maneuver, manipulation, masquerade, measure, mezzo staccato, mimesis, mimicking, mimicry, miming, mission accomplished, move, mummery, music-making, musical performance, musical program, observance, observation, occupation, office, opening, operancy, operation, ostentation, overacting, overproduction, overt act, pantomime, pantomiming, parlando, passage, patter, performing, perpetration, personation, personification, philharmonic, pianism, pizzicato, play, playacting, playing, pop concert, pops, popular concert, portrayal, posing, practice, premiere, presentation, presentment, proceeding, production, productiveness, program, program of music, projection, prom, promenade concert, realization, recital, religious ceremony, rendering, rendition, repercussion, representation, res gestae, respect, responsibility, retrospective, rite, rite de passage, rite of passage, ritual, rubato, running, satisfaction, scene, service, service of music, show, showing, slapstick, slur, solemnity, solemnization, spiccato, staccato, stage business, stage directions, stage presence, stage presentation, steering, step, stroke, stunt, success, swan song, symphony concert, taking a role, theatrical performance, thing, thing done, touch, tour de force, transaction, tryout, turn, undertaking, unfolding, unfoldment, unveiling, varnishing day, vernissage, work, working, workings, works


Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]


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