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From perform +‎ -ing.

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  1. present participle and gerund of perform
    • 2021 October 20, Industry Insider, “The wheels turn slowly”, in RAIL, number 942, page 68:
      The greatest recovery was recorded by London Overground, where the level of journeys was at 55.9% of that recorded two years previously. ScotRail (32.2%) was the lowest-performing operator.

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performing (plural performings)

  1. A performance.
    • 1856, Ralph Waldo Emerson, English traits, page 248:
      Yet the misfortune of his life, his vast attempts but most inadequate performings, failing to accomplish any one masterpiece, seems to mark the closing of an era.

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