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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.
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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.

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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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Richardson, "Occupational therapy outcomes for clients with traumatic brain injury and stroke using the Canadian Occupational Performance Measure," American Journal of Occupational Therapy, vol.
Good adherence to diet was associated with higher values of HDL cholesterol, better occupational performance measured by CPOM, and better pain domain of the SF-36 questionnaire, while the presence of limitation/pain in the upper limbs was associated with worse adherence to diet.
The most reported measurement tool was the Canadian Occupational Performance Measure (COPM) (n = 11; 21.2%).
AHA: Assisting Hand Assessment; COPM: Canadian Occupational Performance Measure; MCID: minimal clinically important difference; SDD: smallest detectable difference.
Overlooking aspects related to contextual performance and concentrating only on some limited task performance elements, typically only the technical skills, in screening tests at program admission time, and on interpreter education programs, or in the workplace seems very short-sighted when there is more to the picture for successful occupational performance as an interpreter.
The Self-Theory Scale proposed here includes roles and values commonly held by individuals, including physical appearance, physical health, intelligence, personality, meaningful activities (including the categories of academic performance, occupational performance, and leisure activities), and relationships (falling in the categories of family relationships, intimate relationships, and friendships).
This essential text compares diagnostic criteria used by mental health professionals with the framework used by occupational therapists, and it identifies deficits in occupational performance that require occupational therapy intervention.
to upgrade occupational performance, which would contribute in achieving the
Human performance encompasses all aspects of operational and occupational performance, as well as day-to-day tasks and individual fitness.
The Canadian Occupational Performance Measure (Law et al 1998, Law et al 1990) was used to identify activities of daily living that participants perceived were affected by wrist weakness.
The book presents an emerging model in which occupational therapists practice as part of a team of vision rehabilitation professionals serving adults with low vision, and details an evaluation approach to interventions that focus on recovering occupational performance in adults.

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