English edit

 
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Etymology edit

From Middle English parfourmaunce; equivalent to perform +‎ -ance.

Pronunciation edit

  • enPR: pər-fôrʹ-məns, IPA(key): /pəɹ.ˈfɔɹ.məns/
    • (UK) IPA(key): [pə.ˈfɔː.məns]
    • (US) IPA(key): [pɚ.ˈfɔɹ.məns]
    • (file)
  • Hyphenation: per‧for‧mance

Noun edit

performance (countable and uncountable, plural performances)

  1. The act of performing; carrying into execution or action; execution; achievement; accomplishment; representation by action.
    the performance of an undertaking or a duty
    Though the result wasn't what we were hoping for, I have to commend the performance of the team, never giving up until the end.
    • 1959, Georgette Heyer, chapter 1, in The Unknown Ajax:
      Charles had not been employed above six months at Darracott Place, but he was not such a whopstraw as to make the least noise in the performance of his duties when his lordship was out of humour.
  2. That which is performed or accomplished; a thing done or carried through; an achievement; a deed; an act; a feat; especially, an action of an elaborate or public character.
  3. (art) A live show or concert.
    The band played a mix of old and new songs during their 90-minute performance.
    We saw the whole ballet performance from the front row.
  4. The amount of useful work accomplished estimated in terms of time needed, resources used, etc.
    Better performance means more work accomplished in shorter time and/or using fewer resources.
  5. (linguistics) The actual use of language in concrete situations by native speakers of a language, as opposed to the system of linguistic knowledge they possess (competence), cf. linguistic performance.

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Hyponyms of performance (arts)

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Catalan edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from English performance.

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Noun edit

performance f (plural performances)

  1. performance (a live show or concert)

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French edit

Etymology edit

English performance.

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performance f (plural performances)

  1. (sports) performance

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Etymology edit

Borrowed from English performance.

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Noun edit

performance f (invariable)

  1. performance

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References edit

  1. ^ performance in Luciano Canepari, Dizionario di Pronuncia Italiana (DiPI)

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  • performance in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

Portuguese edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

Unadapted borrowing from English performance.

Pronunciation edit

 
  • (Portugal) IPA(key): /pɨɾˈfɔɾ.mɐ̃.sɨ/, /pɛɾˈfɔɾ.mɐ̃.sɨ/

Noun edit

performance f (plural performances)

  1. acting performance
    Synonyms: atuação, desempenho
  2. realization
  3. feat
  4. (art) performance (artistic manifestation based on staging that can combine dance, music, audiovisual media)
  5. (linguistics) performance (manifestation of a speaker's linguistic competence)

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Etymology edit

Unadapted borrowing from English performance.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

performance f (plural performances)

  1. performance art
  2. performance (amount of useful work accomplished)

Usage notes edit

According to Royal Spanish Academy (RAE) prescriptions, unadapted foreign words should be written in italics in a text printed in roman type, and vice versa, and in quotation marks in a manuscript text or when italics are not available. In practice, this RAE prescription is not always followed.

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