Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun performance

5 senses of performance

Sense 1
performance, public presentation -- (a dramatic or musical entertainment; "they listened to ten different performances"; "the play ran for 100 performances"; "the frequent performances of the symphony testify to its popularity")
       => show -- (a social event involving a public performance or entertainment; "they wanted to see some of the shows on Broadway")

Sense 2
performance -- (the act of presenting a play or a piece of music or other entertainment; "we congratulated him on his performance at the rehearsal"; "an inspired performance of Mozart's C minor concerto")
       => presentation, presentment, demonstration -- (a show or display; the act of presenting something to sight or view; "the presentation of new data"; "he gave the customer a demonstration")

Sense 3
performance, execution, carrying out, carrying into action -- (the act of performing; of doing something successfully; using knowledge as distinguished from merely possessing it; "they criticised his performance as mayor"; "experience generally improves performance")
       => action -- (something done (usually as opposed to something said); "there were stories of murders and other unnatural actions")

Sense 4
performance -- (any recognized accomplishment; "they admired his performance under stress"; "when Roger Maris powered four home runs in one game his performance merits awe")
       => accomplishment, achievement -- (the action of accomplishing something)

Sense 5
operation, functioning, performance -- (process or manner of functioning or operating; "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")
       => process, physical process -- (a sustained phenomenon or one marked by gradual changes through a series of states; "events now in process"; "the process of calcification begins later for boys than for girls")

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