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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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Carswell A, McColl MA, Baptiste S, Law M, Polatajko H, Pollock N (2004) The Canadian Occupational Performance Measure: A research and clinical literature review.
Other assessment instruments used were the Canadian Occupational Performance Measure (COPM) which is used to guide the client to identify occupations that he wants, needs, or is required to do and to identify performance issues associated with those occupations, the Allen Cognitive Level Screen (ACLS) test, and phenomenological interviews.
The COPM, built on the Canadian Model of Occupational Performance and the framework of client-centered practice [16,52], is an individualized measure designed for use by occupational therapists to, among other aims, detect a self-perceived change in occupational performance problems over time.
The significant relationships between stress and fatigue, occupational performance, and psychological function suggest that as levels of stress increased, occupational and psychological function decreased.
The impact of cognitive impairments upon everyday living is explored and guidance is given upon the planning and implementation of rehabilitation to optimise occupational performance.
Interventions to improve or compensate for specific sensory filtering and modulation issues in children with ASD may be fundamental strategies to help the children increase their occupational performance.
Cognitive orientation to daily occupational performance (CO-OP): Part I--Theoretical Foundations.
These included The Canadian Model of Occupational Performance (CMOP) (Law, Polatajko, Baptiste, & Townsend, 2002), the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF) (World Health Organisation [WHO], 2001), the Person-Environment-Occupation (PEO) Model (Law, 1991) and the Occupational Performance Process Model (OPPM) (Fearing, Law, & Clarke, 1997).
In particular, there has been little discussion about why occupational therapists need to become proficient in navigating the political terrain of communities to enable their client's occupational performance.
It is their job to address young people's occupational performance issues using group work as a therapeutic medium.
These were the Model of Human Occupation (MOHO), neurodevelopmental, cognitive behavioural and the Canadian Model of Occupational Performance (CMOP).
Based on the concept that change occurs as a result of increased awareness the gestalt phase is where Maize began to explore the components affecting occupational performance.

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