Definition of performance in English:

performance

Line breaks: per¦form|ance
Pronunciation: /pəˈfɔːm(ə)ns
 
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noun

  • 2 [mass noun] The action or process of performing a task or function: the continual performance of a single task reduces a man to the level of a machine
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    • Judicial immunity promotes independence by allowing the fearless performance of the judicial function.
    • It is addressing a different realm of discourse, namely, performance of judicial functions.
    • How do you say it impairs their performance of their functions as judges?
    Synonyms
  • 2.1A task or operation seen in terms of how successfully it is performed: pay increases are now being linked more closely to performance [count noun]: it was a tremendous all-round performance by Wigan
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    • Can the people afford to trust the group with its record of failure in terms of performance and financial management?
    • Dublin remains a divided city in terms of academic performance.
    • I will measure performance in terms of achievement at the top line taking into account how much money we put behind the brands.
  • 2.2The capabilities of a machine, product, or vehicle: the hardware is put through tests which assess the performance of the processor [as modifier]: a performance car
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    • Not if you were raised on a steady diet of hot rods, muscle cars and performance vehicles.
    • The machines sharing the work usually come to have different performance capabilities.
    • The operator can notice changes in machine performance and handling to some degree.
    Synonyms
    functioning, working, operation, running, behaviour, capabilities, capability, capacity, power, potential
  • 2.3 (also linguistic performance) Linguistics An individual’s use of a language, i.e. what a speaker actually says, including hesitations, false starts, and errors. Often contrasted with competence.
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    • The notion is intended to replace his dichotomy of competence and performance.

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