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Performance vs. Spectacle

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The main difference between Performance and Spectacle is that the Performance is a performing arts event, single representation of a performing arts production and Spectacle is a planned event that creates a memorable appearance

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  • Performance (noun)

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

    "the performance of an undertaking or a duty"

  • Performance (noun)

    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.

  • Performance (noun)

    A live show or concert.

  • Performance (noun)

    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."

  • Spectacle (noun)

    An exciting or extraordinary scene, exhibition, performance etc.

    "The horse race was a thrilling spectacle."

  • Spectacle (noun)

    An embarrassing or unedifying scene or situation.

    "He made a spectacle out of himself."

  • Spectacle (noun)

    An optical instrument consisting of two lenses set in a light frame, and worn to assist sight, to obviate some defect in the organs of vision, or to shield the eyes from bright light.

  • Spectacle (noun)

    An aid to the intellectual sight.

  • Spectacle (noun)

    A spyglass; a looking-glass.

  • Spectacle (noun)

    The brille of a snake.

  • Spectacle (noun)

    A frame with different coloured lenses on a semaphore signal through which light from a lamp shines at night, often a part of the signal arm.

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  • Performance (noun)

    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.

  • Performance (noun)

    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.

  • Spectacle (noun)

    Something exhibited to view; usually, something presented to view as extraordinary, or as unusual and worthy of special notice; a remarkable or noteworthy sight; a show; a pageant; a gazingstock.

  • Spectacle (noun)

    A spy-glass; a looking-glass.

  • Spectacle (noun)

    An optical instrument consisting of two lenses set in a light frame, and worn to assist sight, to obviate some defect in the organs of vision, or to shield the eyes from bright light.

  • Spectacle (noun)

    Fig.: An aid to the intellectual sight.

Webster Dictionary
  • Performance (noun)

    a dramatic or musical entertainment;

    "they listened to ten different performances"

    "the play ran for 100 performances"

    "the frequent performances of the symphony testify to its popularity"

  • Performance (noun)

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

    "they criticised his performance as mayor"

    "experience generally improves performance"

  • Performance (noun)

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

    "we congratulated him on his performance at the rehearsal"

    "an inspired performance of Mozart's C minor concerto"

  • Performance (noun)

    process or manner of functioning or operating;

    "the power of its engine determine its operation"

    "the plane's operation in high winds"

    "they compared the cooking performance of each oven"

    "the jet's performance conformed to high standards"

  • Performance (noun)

    any recognized accomplishment;

    "they admired his performance under stress"

    "when Roger Maris powered four home runs in one game his performance merits awe"

  • Spectacle (noun)

    something or someone seen (especially a notable or unusual sight);

    "the tragic spectacle of cripples trying to escape"

  • Spectacle (noun)

    an elaborate and remarkable display on a lavish scale

  • Spectacle (noun)

    a blunder that makes you look ridiculous; used in the phrase `make a spectacle of' yourself

Princeton's WordNet

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