execution vs performance what difference

what is difference between execution and performance

English

Etymology

From Old French execution (c.1360), from Latin exsecutiō, an agent noun from exsequor (to follow out), from ex (out) + sequor (follow).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˌek.sɪˈkjuː.ʃən/

Noun

execution (countable and uncountable, plural executions)

  1. The act, manner or style of executing (actions, maneuvers, performances).
  2. The state of being accomplished.
  3. The act of putting to death or being put to death as a penalty, or actions so associated.
  4. (law) The carrying into effect of a court judgment, or of a will.
  5. (law) The formal process by which a contract is made valid and put into binding effect.
  6. (computing) The carrying out of an instruction, program or program segment by a computer.
    The entire machine slowed down during the execution of the virus checker.

Hyponyms

  • (penalty of death): crucifixion, electrocution, hanging, lethal injection

Derived terms

  • execution-style
  • posthumous execution
  • summary execution

Related terms

  • execute
  • executioner
  • executive
  • executor

Translations

Further reading

  • execution in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • execution in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.

Middle French

Etymology

From Latin execūtiō, an agent noun from exsequor (follow out), itself from ex + sequor (follow).

Noun

execution f (plural executions)

  1. execution (act of putting to death or being put to death as a penalty, or actions so associated)

Descendants

  • French exécution

Old French

Etymology

From Latin execūtiō, an agent noun from exsequor (follow out), itself from ex + sequor (follow).

Noun

execution f (oblique plural executions, nominative singular execution, nominative plural executions)

  1. execution (act of putting to death or being put to death as a penalty, or actions so associated)

Descendants

  • English: execution
  • French exécution


English

Alternative forms

  • performaunce (obsolete)

Etymology

perform +‎ -ance

Pronunciation

  • enPR: pər-fôrʹ-məns, IPA(key): /pəɹ.ˈfɔɹ.məns/
    • (UK) IPA(key): [pə.ˈfɔː.məns]
    • (US) IPA(key): [pɚ.ˈfɔɹ.məns]
  • Hyphenation: per‧for‧mance

Noun

performance (countable and uncountable, plural performances)

  1. The act of performing; carrying into execution or action; execution; achievement; accomplishment; representation by action.
  2. That which is performed or accomplished; a thing done or carried through; an achievement; a deed; an act; a feat; especially, an action of an elaborate or public character.
  3. (art) A live show or concert.
  4. The amount of useful work accomplished estimated in terms of time needed, resources used, etc.
  5. (linguistics) The actual use of language in concrete situations by native speakers of a language, as opposed to the system of linguistic knowledge they possess (competence), cf. linguistic performance.

Usage notes

  • Adjectives often applied to “performance”: high, poor, improved, superior, excellent, good, peak, top, optimal, low, economic, academic, financial, musical, human, environmental, vocal, cognitive, dynamic, organizational, historical, physical, social, mechanical, electrical, mental, macroeconomic.

Hyponyms

Derived terms

  • high-performance
  • low-performance
  • performance art

Related terms

  • performant

Descendants

Translations

References

  • performance at OneLook Dictionary Search
  • performance in Keywords for Today: A 21st Century Vocabulary, edited by The Keywords Project, Colin MacCabe, Holly Yanacek, 2018.
  • performance in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.

Catalan

Etymology

From English performance.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /perˈfɔrməns/

Noun

performance f (plural performances)

  1. performance (a live show or concert)

Further reading

  • “performance” in Gran Diccionari de la Llengua Catalana, Grup Enciclopèdia Catalana.

References


French

Etymology

Borrowed from English performance.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /pɛʁ.fɔʁ.mɑ̃s/
  • Rhymes: -ɑ̃s

Noun

performance f (plural performances)

  1. (sports) performance

Descendants

  • Turkish: performans

Further reading

  • “performance” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Italian

Etymology

Borrowed from English performance.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /perˈfɔr.mans/

Noun

performance f (invariable)

  1. performance

Synonyms

  • (the act of performing) esecuzione
  • (accomplishment) prestazione, rendimento
  • (show) esibizione

References

Further reading

  • performance in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell’Enciclopedia Italiana

Portuguese

Alternative forms

  • perfórmance (uncommon)

Pronunciation

  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /peʁ.ˈfɔʁ.mɐ̃.si/

Etymology

Borrowed from English performance.

Noun

performance f (plural performances)

  1. performance (amount of useful work accomplished by someone or something)
    Synonym: desempenho

Further reading

  • “performance” in Dicionário Priberam da Língua Portuguesa.

Spanish

Etymology

Borrowed from English performance.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /peɾˈfoɾmans/, [peɾˈfoɾ.mãns]

Noun

performance f (plural performances)

  1. performance art
  2. performance (amount of useful work accomplished)

Further reading

  • “performance” in Diccionario de la lengua española, Vigésima tercera edición, Real Academia Española, 2014.

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