1 execution, completion, bringing off or about, accomplishment, effectuation, carrying out, discharge, dispatch, conduct, carrying-on, doing, fulfilment:
The soldiers acquitted themselves nobly in the performance of their duties
2 show, exhibition, exhibit, play, playing, engagement, act, appearance, Colloq gig:
She does three performances nightly at the Blue Angel.
3 playing, acting, interpretation, presentation, portrayal:
His performance in the courtroom scene was outstanding.
4 behaviour, conduct, deportment, demeanour:
Her performance in the pub last night was outrageous.
5 scene, show, exhibition, display:
The lad put on quite a performance till threatened with punishment by the headmaster.