Dictionary definition for: Performance
2. (n) 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"
4. (n) process or manner of functioning or operating; "the power of its engine determine 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"
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