performance

[ per-fawr-muh ns ]
/ pərˈfɔr məns /

noun

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decorum

Origin of performance

First recorded in 1485–95; perform + -ance

OTHER WORDS FROM performance

mis·per·form·ance, nounre·per·form·ance, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for misperformance

  • For if I must run away from God's public worship because of men's misperformance, 1.

    A Christian Directory|Baxter Richard

British Dictionary definitions for misperformance

performance
/ (pəˈfɔːməns) /

noun

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