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performance US English

An act of staging or presenting a play, concert, or other form of entertainment

performance US Thesaurus

the evening performance

performance art US English

An art form that combines visual art with dramatic performance

performance car US English

A car with high performance; a fast or powerful car.

high-performance US English

(Of an aircraft or motor vehicle) designed to achieve high speeds

performance bond US English

A bond issued by a bank or other financial institution, guaranteeing the fulfillment of a particular contract

performance poetry US English

A form of poetry intended to be performed as a dramatic monologue or exchange and frequently involving extemporization

performance rating US English

An assessment of how well an employee, company, product, etc., performs.

performance space US English

Space where drama, music, etc., may be performed; (as a count noun) an area in which a performance takes place, a venue; specifically the area in a theatre, concert hall, etc., in which the performers act, play instruments, etc., as opposed to the area where the audience sits.

performance table US English

A table comparing and ranking the performance of a school, share, etc., against others.

performance test US English

Psychol. a non-verbal test of capability or intelligence based on the performance of certain manual tasks.

performance tested US English

(Of a farm animal) having had heritable qualities evaluated.

performance text US English

A text intended to be or capable of being performed.

command performance US English

A presentation of a play, concert, opera, or other show at the request of royalty

concert performance US English

A performance of a piece of music written for an opera, ballet, religious service, etc., at a concert without the accompanying dramatic action, dance, or liturgy

morning performance US English

= matinee; (also, more generally) a performance that takes place in the morning.

performance anxiety US English

(A state of) nervousness or fear preceding or accompanying participation in a particular activity (typically either sexual intercourse or a public performance of some sort), especially to the point where ability to carry out the activity is affected.

performance appraisal US English

The appraisal of how well an employee or student performs in his or her work; an instance of this.

performance capture US English

Another term for motion capture.

performance-enhancing US English

Denoting or relating to a substance, typically one banned for use in competitive events, that is taken by an athlete to improve their performance

performance grammar US English

A description of the rules or strategies which people use when they produce and understand sentences.

performance history US English

A record of an employee's history of achievement.

performance indicator US English

A variable by which the success or productivity of a venture, policy, or product can be gauged.

performance practice US English

The way in which music is or has been performed, especially as concerns issues of authenticity or appropriateness of style in the performance of music from a particular repertoire or date; the study of this as an academic discipline.

performance-related US English

That is related to or dependent upon how well a person, thing, etc., performs.

performance testing US English

The evaluation of a person’s mental or manual ability

specific performance US English

The performance of a contractual duty, as ordered in cases where damages would not be adequate remedy

key performance indicator US English

A quantifiable measure used to evaluate the success of an organization, employee, etc., in meeting objectives for performance

nonperformance US English

Failure or refusal to perform or fulfill a condition, promise, etc.

linguistic performance in performance US English

An individual’s use of a language, i.e., what a speaker actually says, including hesitations, false starts, and errors