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1‘there are two evening performances’
show, production, showing, presentation, entertainment, staging, act
2‘their performance of Mozart's concerto in E flat was beautifully judged’
rendition, rendering, interpretation, account, playing, acting, representation, staging
3‘the continual performance of a single task reduces a man to the level of a machine’
carrying out, execution, discharge, conducting, conduct, effecting, accomplishment, achievement, completion, fulfilment, dispatch, implementation
4‘the tests assess the performance of the processor’
functioning, working, operation, running, behaviour, capabilities, capability, capacity, power, potential
5‘he made a great performance of telling her about it’
fuss, fuss and bother, production, palaver, parade, scene, display, exhibition
informal song and dance, to-do, hoo-ha, ballyhoo, business, pantomime, hoopla
British informal carry-on
NZ informal bobsy-die
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