What does the word performance mean?

Usage examples for performance

  1. We haven't come here for a performance, but to make an acquaintance." – The Way of Ambition by Robert Hichens
  2. And Mr. Benyon's last performance, his " snick," had placed him at the other wicket, prepared to receive Mr. Sapsworth's bowling- when it came. – Amusement Only by Richard Marsh
  3. Having decided to stage his performance, he had no intention of letting it fail through lack of attention to detail. – No Man's Land by H. C. McNeile