From BiblePortal Wikipedia

King James Dictionary [1]

Perform'Ance, n. Execution or completion of any thing a doing as the performance of work or of an undertaking the performance of duty.

1. Action deed thing done. 2. The acting or exhibition of character on the state. Garrick was celebrated for his theatrical performances. 3. Composition work written.

Few of our comic performances give good examples.

4. The acting or exhibition of feats as performances of horsemanship.

Webster's Dictionary [2]

(1): ( n.) That which is performed or accomplished; a thing done or carried through; an achievement; a deed; an act; a feat; esp., an action of an elaborate or public character.

(2): ( n.) The act of performing; the carrying into execution or action; execution; achievement; accomplishment; representation by action; as, the performance of an undertaking of a duty.