English noun: performance
|1.||performance (communication) a dramatic or musical entertainment|
|Samples||They listened to ten different performances.|
The play ran for 100 performances.
The frequent performances of the symphony testify to its popularity.
|Narrower (hyponym)||act, benefit, bit, concert, histrionics, number, pianism, play reading, premiere, recital, rendering, rendition, representation, routine, song and dance, spectacular, theatrical, theatrical performance, turn, world premiere|
|Part holonym||coda, finale|
|2.||performance (act) the act of presenting a play or a piece of music or other entertainment|
|Samples||We congratulated him on his performance at the rehearsal.|
An inspired performance of Mozart's C minor concerto.
|Broader (hypernym)||demonstration, presentation, presentment|
|Narrower (hyponym)||conjuration, conjuring trick, deception, dramatic performance, dramatic production, encore, extemporisation, extemporization, illusion, improvisation, interpretation, juggle, juggling, last hurrah, legerdemain, magic, magic trick, musical performance, one-night stand, program, programme, rendering, rendition, swan song, thaumaturgy, trick|
|Part holonym||acting, performing, playacting, playing|
|3.||performance (act) the act of performing; of doing something successfully; using knowledge as distinguished from merely possessing it|
|Samples||They criticised his performance as mayor.|
Experience generally improves performance.
|Synonyms||carrying into action, carrying out, execution|
|Narrower (hyponym)||linguistic performance, mechanics, mechanism, officiation, specific performance|
|4.||performance (act) any recognized accomplishment|
|Samples||They admired his performance under stress.|
When Roger Maris powered four home runs in one game his performance merits awe.
|Broader (hypernym)||accomplishment, achievement|
|Narrower (hyponym)||overachievement, underachievement|
|5.||performance (process) process or manner of functioning or operating|
|Samples||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.
|Broader (hypernym)||physical process, process|