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1. The total return on an investment over a period of time.

2. A subjective measure of how an investment or the market generally is doing over a period of time.

3. In contracts, substantial completion of an agreed-upon task. That is, a party to a contract performs the contract when he has more-or-less completed what he has agreed to do, with no or only minor work left to do.


Performance, expressed as a percentage, measures the total return an investment provides over a specific period. It can be positive, representing a gain in value, or negative, representing a loss.

While return is reported on a second-to-second and day-to-day basis, short-term results are less significant an indicator of strength or weakness than performance over longer periods, such as one, five, or ten years.

Past performance is one of the factors you can use to evaluate a specific investment, but there's no guarantee that those results will be repeated in the future. What past performance can tell you is the way the investment has previously reacted to fluctuations in the markets, and, in the case of managed funds, something about the skills of the manager.

An investment is said to outperform when its return is stronger than the return of its benchmark or peers over the same period. Conversely, it is said to underperform if its results lag those of its benchmark or peer.


In contracts, the substantial completion of all duties and responsibilities. Note: The exact meaning of the word “substantial” is the cause of much litigation in contract law.
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Describing what learners can do at each level, the STEP scales articulated the linguistic performances students should be able to do to demonstrate progress.
In doing so, she constructs the belongingness of her child to the Wanano descent group and recognizes the necessity of manifesting that belonging in linguistic performance.
Does the academic competence of the postgraduate students specializing in English with Language emphasis reflect in their linguistic performance in English Intonation tune assignment?
Nonetheless, it is safe to assert that he has a speech-oriented, non-a priori understanding of linguistic performances.
Such thinking, in turn, "reflects a combination of technology and linguistic performances and, therefore, cannot and must not be reduced to a mere set of empirical data about test flights and budgetary figures" (p.
More specifically, Brandom holds, 'If any set of performances within a social practice is interpretable by us, in the sense that it can be mapped onto our linguistic performances so as to make conversation possible, then the social practice interpreted is a rational (linguistic) practice' (83).
It is bold and imaginative in its articulation of the political work possible through testimonio without sacrificing precise attention to the interpretive possibilities of linguistic performances that have become a hallmark of Cruz-Malave's work.
Against many language theorists, who think of a public language in terms of an ahistorical abstract system of symbol-types governed by discrete sets of rules, Millikan holds that accumulated facts about past linguistic performances are determiners of contemporary semantic and syntactic facts.