Definition of performance :
1. 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.
2. 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.
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action (part of speech: noun)
endeavor (part of speech: noun)
venture (part of speech: noun)
activity (part of speech: noun)
- The performance to be witnessed was worth ten times the price of entry. - "The Lion's Share", E. Arnold Bennett.
- He may not, however, see any meaning or sense in the performance as a whole. - "How We Think", John Dewey.
- They had a real tent, which their grandfather got for them, and in it they and some of their friends gave a very funny performance. - "Bunny Brown and his Sister Sue Giving a Show", Laura Lee Hope.