Show vs. Performance

Show vs. Performance — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Show and Performance

Showverb

To cause or allow to be seen; display

showed us his tattoo.

Performancenoun

The act of performing or the state of being performed.

Showverb

To display for sale, in exhibition, or in competition

showed her most recent paintings.

Performancenoun

The act or style of performing a work or role before an audience.

Showverb

To permit access to (a house, for example) when offering for sale or rent.

Performancenoun

The way in which someone or something functions

The pilot rated the airplane's performance in high winds.
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Showverb

To conduct; guide

showed them to the table.

Performancenoun

A presentation, especially a theatrical one, before an audience.

Showverb

To direct one's attention to; point out

showed them the city's historical sites.

Performancenoun

Something performed; an accomplishment.

Showverb

To make evident or reveal (an emotion or condition, for example)

showed displeasure at his remark.a carpet that shows wear.

Performancenoun

(Linguistics) One's actual use of language in actual situations.

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Showverb

To reveal (oneself) as in one's behavior or condition

The old boat showed itself to be seaworthy.

Performancenoun

The act of performing; carrying into execution or action; execution; achievement; accomplishment; representation by action.

the performance of an undertaking or a duty

Showverb

To indicate; register

The altimeter showed that the plane was descending.

Performancenoun

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.

Showverb

To demonstrate by reasoning or procedure

showed that the hypothesis was wrong.a film that showed how to tune a piano.

Performancenoun

(arts) A live show or concert.

Showverb

To demonstrate to by reasoning or procedure; inform or prove to

showed him how to fix the camera.showed her that it could really happen.

Performancenoun

The amount of useful work accomplished estimated in terms of time needed, resources used, etc.

Better performance means more work accomplished in shorter time and/or using fewer resources.

Showverb

To grant; bestow

showed no mercy to the traitors.

Performancenoun

a dramatic or musical entertainment;

they listened to ten different performancesthe play ran for 100 performancesthe frequent performances of the symphony testify to its popularity

Showverb

To be or become visible or evident

Concern showed in his face.

Performancenoun

the act of performing; of doing something successfully; using knowledge as distinguished from merely possessing it;

they criticised his performance as mayorexperience generally improves performance

Showverb

(Slang) To make an appearance; show up

didn't show for her appointment.

Performancenoun

the act of presenting a play or a piece of music or other entertainment;

we congratulated him on his performance at the rehearsalan inspired performance of Mozart's C minor concerto

Showverb

To be exhibited publicly

What's showing at the movie theater tonight?.

Performancenoun

process or manner of functioning or operating;

the power of its engine determine its operationthe plane's operation in high windsthey compared the cooking performance of each oventhe jet's performance conformed to high standards

Showverb

To give a performance or present an exhibition

Which artist is showing in the gallery?.

Performancenoun

any recognized accomplishment;

they admired his performance under stresswhen Roger Maris powered four home runs in one game his performance merits awe

Showverb

(Sports) To finish third or better in a horserace or dog race.

Shownoun

A display; a manifestation

made a show of strength.

Shownoun

A trace or indication, as of oil in a well.

Shownoun

The discharge of bloody mucus from the vagina indicating the start of labor.

Shownoun

The first discharge of blood in menstruation.

Shownoun

A false appearance; a pretense

only a show of kindness.

Shownoun

A striking appearance or display; a spectacle.

Shownoun

A pompous or ostentatious display.

Shownoun

Display or outward appearance

This antique tea service is just for show. His smile was for show.

Shownoun

A public exhibition or entertainment.

Shownoun

An exposition for the display or demonstration of commercial products

an auto show.

Shownoun

A usually competitive exhibition of domestic animals

won first place at the cat show.

Shownoun

A radio or television program.

Shownoun

A movie.

Shownoun

A theatrical troupe or company.

Shownoun

(Informal) An affair or undertaking

ran the whole show.

Shownoun

(Sports) Third place at the finish, as in a horserace.

Showverb

(transitive) To display, to have somebody see (something).

The car's dull finish showed years of neglect.All he had to show for four years of attendance at college was a framed piece of paper.

Showverb

(transitive) To bestow; to confer.

to show mercy; to show favour; (dialectal) show me the salt please

Showverb

(transitive) To indicate (a fact) to be true; to demonstrate.

Showverb

(transitive) To guide or escort.

Could you please show him on his way. He has overstayed his welcome.

Showverb

(intransitive) To be visible, to be seen.

Your bald patch is starting to show.

Showverb

To put in an appearance; show up.

We waited for an hour, but they never showed.

Showverb

To have an enlarged belly and thus be recognizable as pregnant.

Showverb

To finish third, especially of horses or dogs.

In the third race: Aces Up won, paying eight dollars; Blarney Stone placed, paying three dollars; and Cinnamon showed, paying five dollars.

Showverb

(obsolete) To have a certain appearance, such as well or ill, fit or unfit; to become or suit; to appear.

Shownoun

(countable) A play, dance, or other entertainment.

Shownoun

(countable) An exhibition of items.

art show;dog show

Shownoun

(countable) A demonstration.

show of force

Shownoun

(countable) A broadcast program/programme.

radio show;television show

Shownoun

(countable) A movie.

Let's catch a show.

Shownoun

(uncountable) Mere display or pomp with no substance. (Usually seen in the phrases "all show" and "for show".)

The dog sounds ferocious but it's all show.

Shownoun

A project or presentation.

''Let's get on with the show.Let's get this show on the road.They went on an international road show to sell the shares to investors.It was Apple's usual dog and pony show.

Shownoun

The major leagues.

He played AA ball for years, but never made it to the show.

Shownoun

A pale blue flame at the top of a candle flame, indicating the presence of firedamp.

Shownoun

(obsolete) Semblance; likeness; appearance.

Shownoun

(medicine) A discharge, from the vagina, of mucus streaked with blood, occurring a short time before labor.

Shownoun

a public exhibition of entertainment;

a remarkable show of skill

Shownoun

something intended to communicate a particular impression;

made a display of strengtha show of impatiencea good show of looking interested

Shownoun

a public exhibition or entertainment;

they wanted to see some of the shows on Broadway

Shownoun

pretending that something is the case in order to make a good impression;

they try to keep up appearancesthat ceremony is just for show

Showverb

show or demonstrate something to an interested audience;

She shows her dogs frequentlyWe will demo the new software in Washington

Showverb

establish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment;

The experiment demonstrated the instability of the compoundThe mathematician showed the validity of the conjecture

Showverb

provide evidence for;

The blood test showed that he was the fatherHer behavior testified to her incompetence

Showverb

make visible or noticeable;

She showed her talent for cookingShow me your etchings, please

Showverb

show in, or as in, a picture;

This scene depicts country lifethe face of the child is rendered with much tenderness in this painting

Showverb

give expression to;

She showed her disappointment

Showverb

indicate a place, direction, person, or thing; either spatially or figuratively;

I showed the customer the glove sectionHe pointed to the empty parking spacehe indicated his opponents

Showverb

make clear and visible;

The article revealed the policies of the government

Showverb

be or become visible or noticeable;

His good upbringing really showsThe dirty side will show

Showverb

indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments;

The thermometer showed thirteen degrees below zeroThe gauge read `empty'

Showverb

give evidence of, as of records;

The diary shows his distress that evening

Showverb

show (someone) to their seats, as in theaters or auditoriums;

The usher showed us to our seats

Showverb

finish third or better in a horse or dog race;

he bet $2 on number six to show