Meaning of PERFORMANCE in English

PERFORMANCE

noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a concert performance

She gave a number of concert performances in Berlin.

a performance rating

They received different pay increases even though their performance ratings were the same.

academic performance

Personal problems may affect a student’s academic performance.

command performance

creditable performance

The team produced a creditable performance .

debut match/performance etc

He scored in his debut match for the club.

economic performance (= how well a company, country, or economy is doing )

How do you explain this poor economic performance over the last few years?

gala dinner/performance/night etc

the Society’s Gala Dinner

a charity gala evening

give a performance/display

They gave one of their best performances to date.

live...performance

The band will be giving a live concert performance next week.

performance art

repeat performance (= have the same thing happen again )

It was a terrible journey – I hope we don’t have a repeat performance on the way home.

sales performance (= how much a company sells )

There has been an encouraging improvement in sales performance.

stellar performance

McKellen gave a stellar performance .

superior performance

This boat meets the needs of serious yachtsmen who demand superior performance.

virtuoso performance

a virtuoso performance

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

economic

But there are no convincing reasons for believing that this would have a beneficial effect on economic performance .

The downside of such excellent economic performance is that virtually any alternative scenario will represent a deterioration.

The financial world has been disdainful of his economic performance partly because it has concentrated on the interests of the poor.

But weak economic performance , supporters said, is precisely why Kim has pushed so hard to revise the labor law.

Bloody-mindedness on all sides soon began to show in the economic performance of the region.

There is increasing evidence that shortcomings in the industrial building stock are an obstacle to better national economic performance .

According to the state's traffic planning department, traffic calming had improved the economic performance of cities like Dusseldorf.

Regulated, socialised economies trample on human dignity, despoil the natural environment and depress economic performance .

financial

The most telling indicator of Railfreight's success in the 1980s was the unprecedented turnround in its financial performance .

Positive results were immediately forthcoming in the forms of short-term financial performance and higher compensation.

This implies an oscillating financial performance for the industry as a whole.

Even among the biggest and best known firms, financial performance is becoming more important in separating sheep from goats.

Otherwise, the partners would be profiled in terms of their key characteristics, financial performance and likely valuation.

It is a difficult choice to make for what is the more admirable about Essex - their financial or cricketing performance .

The net result is that our overall financial performance has improved from a fairly mediocre position.

The financial performances of these firms is then compared with an otherwise matched sample of small firms.

good

Jaguar produced their best performance of the season, with Eddie Irvine and Pedro de la Rosa finishing seventh and eighth respectively.

They have come to recognize the perils of homogeneity; they believe in better performance through an altered internal chemistry.

She tells me that unless you are in a state of tension you don't give your best performance .

For gamers, there's little doubt that upgrading the video card ranks right up there in the best upgrades for performance .

It would enable better planning and performance .

It will be better than current performance , but not necessarily as challenging as the long-term goal of world-class performance.

The company has also upgraded its Macintosh server to version 4.0, claiming better performance .

Public entrepreneurs know that when institutions are funded according to inputs, they have little reason to strive for better performance .

high

Auspex says it will upgrade the box to higher performance Sparc Mbus modules over time.

They act as a catalyst for a company and help it to focus on a higher level of performance .

All single-engine, high performance , military aircraft fly with a degree of inherent risk.

What, exactly, are these mythical fears that so regularly block the path to high performance ?

They expect high levels of performance .

It is when we get into the high performance area that the ratio of cross-section to strength comes into play.

The organisational structure most conducive to high performance depends on whether the environment is stable and simple, or changing and complex.

He describes how the Digital Equipment Corporation at Ayr have pursued quality and flexibility by introducing high performance , self-managing work teams.

live

The percentage of the population which attends live performances of music more than very occasionally is very small.

His embrace of recorded music over live performances would eventually lead to a shift in the role of records on radio.

For most, it was their first opportunity to see a live orchestral performance .

Maybe there is room to use this power of attraction to create a new method of live rock performance .

From this unique contraption, Hart will oversee the live performances .

Only later did anyone realise that he was due to sing a live solo performance for the station.

These broadcasts don't need to be records because live performances on local radio can also count.

overall

This demonstrates the immense importance of the detector in the overall performance of the zoned system.

Significant gaps continue in the overall performance of girls, despite the narrowing of the gender gap in verbal and mathematical performance.

Despite the difference in overall level of performance the relationship between risk and recognition performance in the two studies was remarkably similar.

The faith in regularities applies only to overall performances and to long run outcomes in human collective life.

The question is, does this added complexity and the assumption on which it is based add anything to the overall performance ?

The overall performance of the system is then about forty to fifty watts per square meter, averaged over day and night.

Only time will tell if this is a serious effort at improving both public sector accountability and overall performance .

Perry and Rubin scored the highest grades for overall performance .

poor

Britain's poor economic performance has been the dominant theme of political debate and economic discourse since the 1950s.

About the Families Investigators have long linked unfavorable family situations with poor academic performance .

Even when monitoring can be done effectively, disciplining employees for poor performance is itself costly.

Tony Armstrong, director of corporate affairs at Northern Rock, defended the company's poor performance .

Poverty depressed the black college-attendance rate, but so did low high school graduation rates and poor performance on standardized tests.

The kind of symptoms; sluggish cars and poor performance .

Some studies suggest that young people who work too much have poorer academic performance .

specific

Under a corporately developed policy, each business is accountable for its specific performance targets.

Indeed, without specific performance consequences, most of us quickly grow cynical.

The basic combination of attitude and power produces a specific performance .

You can not learn team performance without being part of a team that holds itself mutually accountable for achieving specific performance goals.

Where damages are clearly not an adequate remedy, an order for specific performance may be granted.

Use both / and goals that translate across all four levels from purpose to specific performance .

It is open for most of the year, but you need to book well in advance for any specific performance .

No one demanded that people commit to specific performance challenges requiring them to use what they had supposedly learned.

strong

This point is well demonstrated by the strong performance of and the recently acquired business.

Most are still expecting strong performance of the broader markets, but at a more manageable pace.

The chemicals giant's chairman Charles Miller Smith said the strong performance showed its restructuring programme was working.

Format: Varied selections, strong on performance broadcasts.

Guinness, reflecting its strong profits performance , jumped 25p to 597p.

Another government study offered further signs the strong economic performance will continue.

There were strong performances in some of our key business sectors, although theses were offset by poor results elsewhere.

The foodequipment business had a profit margin of 7. 1 % in 1994, with a strong performance from Hobart.

■ NOUN

art

A programme of performance art to be announced with this exhibition.

The most successful of the human oddities, Taylor says, were those who could present their deformities as performance art .

Garner knows about the challenge of performance art .

No matter how he strutted and screamed, the end result was more like watching performance art than hearing a concert.

Some performance art does contain gratuitous violence.

The materials of Fluxus artists were mainly ephemeral or paper-based, or centred on performance art , presenting problems for exhibition organisers.

The second is intensely combative performance art , and just about self-financing.

evening

The audience were in their seats for the first of the two evening performances .

Tickets are $ 10 to $ 32 for the evening performances and $ 6 to $ 20 for the matinee.

Once he did as the Professor had hoped he might do, and gave Paul a ticket for an evening performance .

The evening performance - a Mozart Symphony - didn't start until seven and it would mean a late return home.

The read-through finished at midday to give St Ives a rest before the evening performance of Caesar and Cleopatra.

It gave us a little time together before she dashed off for the evening performance .

The production lasted well over three hours, and then it was soon time to get ready for the evening performance .

indicator

Yet traditional performance indicators provide little to guide investment in knowledge and learning.

Further information was obtained from performance indicators from the Department of Health.

The drive towards numerical and managerial performance indicators has already been mentioned.

The performance indicators which are produced consist mainly of data on payment, which makes useful analysis difficult.

Attendance rates and truancy levels as performance indicators for schools are only part of the story.

We examine performance indicators in more detail in later chapters.

The second innovation was the development of performance indicators .

Some LEAs have long collated information obtained from schools in such a way that the results might be described as performance indicators .

repeat

Darlington beat Huddersfield 1-0 in the Rumbelows League Cup and a repeat performance would improve their chances of survival.

Politicians did not relish a repeat performance of the humiliating defeat they had suffered over the suspension and repeal of the acts.

My next problem was how to get back to the hotel before my stomach gave a repeat performance .

A repeat performance if planned for 2039!

His broadcast of 23 April was a shorter but equally powerful repeat performance of his address at the end of Barricades Week.

But then there was the journey, with its repeat performance of doggy protests.

Waterhole two, in January 1982, was to have been a repeat performance .

Needless to say, I wasn't asked for a repeat performance !

■ VERB

affect

So let us look at what factors appear to affect the performance of individuals in their jobs.

The action occurs in real time, and damage shows on a vehicle and affects its performance .

Fixed-interest securities would be immune at least to some of the difficulties that might affect companies' trading performance .

At first the others joked about it, but their air of exclusivity began to affect team performance .

Dictionaries differ widely in their style and content, and this has been shown to affect recognition performance .

The pressure is usually transmitted to the available servicing personnel affecting their performance .

However, too much or little anxiety will always affect any performance in a detrimental way.

After all, the construction of one motor car may differ from another without affecting its performance .

assess

So for the next few days this column will present several different ways of assessing corporate performance for 1989.

Every year, he reviews the staff and then asks two aides to assess his performance .

Voters are interested in assessing the performance of their elected representatives.

In this chapter we analyse the nationalized industries, explain how they have been run, and assess their performance .

In addition, as argued above, there are great difficulties in assessing the performance of public enterprises.

The children could use a standard proforma to assess their own performance against the relevant parts of the attainment targets.

Who assesses our performance , and how much store do we set by their judgement?

compare

Train arrives at Euston seven minutes late - not bad compared with recent performances , but still late.

Step two of the process is to compare your performance with that of your co-workers.

They compared the performance of two patients on a lip-reading task and on a task which required analysis of facial expression.

They compared performance in two conditions.

It was interesting to compare the performance of my tourer bike and the mountain bikes we hired on these roads.

Instead of using complicated measurements involving colour purity, resolution etc. to compare their performance I simply used each monitor for a day.

enhance

It is continuous, since it is a long-term strategy to enhance individual performance in the context of institutional objectives.

Along with the redesigned case, the L series has lots of new features to enhance performance .

In truth, the most impressive thing about this performance car is the way it enhances the performance of its driver.

Instead, they keep their fingers crossed and spend the money on hardware to enhance performance .

However, it was once again observed that risk only enhances recognition performance in certain situations.

He said: We have solid information that the use of drugs to enhance performance is really an epidemic.

And if your car is fitted with a catalytic converter, Shell Advanced will help enhance the catalyst's performance .

The company has also enhanced the performance of the Series 400 by 30% to 40%.

give

She tells me that unless you are in a state of tension you don't give your best performance .

It gives us the mini-mum performance we need to get off Mars but leaves much room for growth and improvement.

Ge rard Giroudon gives a moving performance as Harpagon.

So that, nomatterwhat they do, they are more or less giving the same performance each time.

WinTach should give you more accurate performance figures.

The response on both left and right was that he gave a lacklustre performance .

The little information that is given on the performance of mature students is not very useful.

improve

As a result it is often difficult to analyse the errors of a probabilistic system in an effort to improve its performance .

Mounting a strong staff development component to help special education staff to improve their performance on the job. 5.

Indeed most people wish to improve their own performance and are eager to do so.

The power of feedback to motivate improved performance is well established.

The new Transport Secretary, Stephen Byers, weighed in with a demand that the industry should improve its performance .

And he will be expected to use that information to improve performance and to help his company attain its strategic goals.

Advanced expert systems provide a means to significantly improve performance in each of these important areas.

By contrast, total quality and continuous improvement concern themselves with improving performance in smaller chunks.

measure

They measure the performance of their agencies, focusing not on inputs but on outcomes.

Mental performance tests By now it might be wondered whether there is any satisfactory way to measure mental performance.

A comparison of different kinds of rocket engines with each other requires some measure of their performance .

The criteria against which to measure success are termed performance indicators.

The managers eventually learned to cope with the ambiguity in measuring their performance .

Results. Measure the performance outcomes that the new skills, behaviors, and working relationships are intended to produce.

monitor

An independent regulatory body should monitor the performance of all operators.

No longer, he said, will we monitor performance using the work standards.

Non-government organisations monitor treaty performance and encourage participation in treaties to which they themselves can not adhere.

Unless managers see the control process through to its conclusion, they are merely monitoring performance rather than exercising control.

Building into such systems the ability to monitor their own performance and adapt appropriately.

Such workers must be able to communicate orally and in writing, work in groups, and monitor their own performance .

Regular reviews of progress will take place and students are asked to carefully monitor their own performance .

And they lacked the information technology we have today to monitor the performance of contractors.

produce

Jaguar produced their best performance of the season, with Eddie Irvine and Pedro de la Rosa finishing seventh and eighth respectively.

That tendency, plus the high dividend yields, usually produces a strong performance .

Nick Mallett produced a staggering performance .

Last year's war in Kosovo produced a more coherent performance .

Simply improving the performance of the pattern recognition module will not produce a recognition performance comparable to that of a human.

The basic combination of attitude and power produces a specific performance .

Further development of polyester-based material has produced even better performance .

However, January did produce one legendary performance , on the rooftop of Apple, to the delight of passers-by.

relate

The level of civic involvement in the 1970s is related to democratic institutional performance in the 1980s.

He was released by the team in a move sources said was related more to performance than to salary cap considerations.

To decide whether previous familiarity with a junction is related to recognition performance it is necessary to calculate new measures of recognition.

B4., try to separate the personality difficulties from the ones directly relating to job performance .

The importance of skill theory is that it relates human performance to systems concepts and to individual differences.

As often as not this was fixed and not related to the performance of the company.

The returns are related to performance , but that is not surprising these days.

This included the publication of specific information relating to environmental performance and emissions data.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

benefit concert/performance/match

Browne played a benefit concert at Zellerbach Hall on the UC-Berkeley campus Thursday night.

He later played a benefit concert in aid of the protest.

Last August, after leaving a rehearsal for the benefit performance, Hicks witnessed a stabbing and wound up being the suspect.

Most significant for a county player was the opportunity to have a benefit match.

This group also organized musicians to play benefit concerts for the campaign.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Have you ever heard a live performance of Beethoven's Seventh Symphony?

It is the first performance of Berlioz's Requiem in this city in over 20 years.

Its performance on mountain roads was impressive.

Some companies link pay to performance .

the performance of his official duties

the disappointing performance of the bond market

The evening performance will begin at 8:00 pm.

The new program will better evaluate the performance of students and teachers.

There are no tickets left for this evening's performance .

There was a performance of "Gisele" in the San Diego State Open Air Theatre.

This evening's performance begins at 8:00 pm.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

But the Lakers were up to the task, despite one of the Clippers' better recent performances.

Investors respond to performance and we've not been in existence long enough yet.

Only time will tell if this is a serious effort at improving both public sector accountability and overall performance .

Quick, somebody book a local performance .

Targets may be set for any parameter that can be measured as the project proceeds, such as cost, time and performance .

The school has tried to use technology and writing across subjects to improve students' academic performance .

Three criteria have been chosen, attempting to measure the most important attributes of company performance over the year.

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