performance

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Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA: /pə'fɔːməns/
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Noun[change]

Singular
performance

Plural
performances

  1. (countable) A performance is a show of acting or music.
    We went to see a performance by local musicians last night.
    The acting was good, but the noise made it difficult to enjoy the performance.
  2. (countable & uncountable) The performance of a person, machine, company, etc. is how well it does its job.
    After a year of losing money, the company needs to improve performance.
    This car is a high performance vehicle.

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