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English definition of “performer”

performer

noun [C]     /pəˈfɔːmər/
FINANCE a product , business , investment , etc. when it is judged by how well it operates , how much profit it makes, etc. compared to others : best/worst performer Retail shares were among the best performers of the day .good/solid/strong performer It's a well-designed, solid performer for a reasonable price .star/top performer The clothing store was the star performer in yesterday's interim results .low/weak/poor performer Consumer products were the weakest performer with profits 4% ahead .
HR a person when they are judged by how well they are doing their job : star/top performer Although two employees could be of the same grade levels , top performers were assigned more prestigious positions . a good/ strong performer a high/ outstanding performer a poor / low / weak performer
(Definition of performer noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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