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performance

noun [C or U] (ACTIVITY)    /pəˈfɔː.məns/ US  /pɚˈfɔːr-/
B2 how well a person, machine, etc. does a piece of work or an activity: Some athletes take drugs to improve their performance. High-performance cars (= those that are fast, powerful, and easy to control) are the most expensive. This was a very impressive performance by the young player, who scored 14 points within the first ten minutes.Acting and actsDealing with things or people
(Definition of performance noun (ACTIVITY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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