Performance vs Capability - What's the difference?

performance | capability |

As nouns the difference between performance and capability

is that performance is performance while capability is the power or ability to generate an outcome.



Alternative forms

* performaunce


(en noun)
  • The act of performing; carrying into execution or action; execution; achievement; accomplishment; representation by action.
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  • 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.
  • A live show or concert.
  • (computer science) The amount of useful work accomplished by a computer system compared to the time and resources used.
  • Usage notes

    * Adjectives often applied to "performance": high, poor, improved, superior, excellent, good, peak, top, optimal, low, economic, academic, financial, musical, human, environmental, vocal, cognitive, dynamic, organizational, historical, physical, social, mechanical, electrical, mental, macroeconomic.

    Derived terms

    * command performance


    * play * show * movie * concert




  • the power or ability to generate an outcome
  • Synonyms

    * See also