Testability vs Performance - What's the difference?

testability | performance |

As nouns the difference between testability and performance

is that testability is the quality or state of being testable while performance is performance.




  • The quality or state of being testable.
  • * {{quote-journal, pagetitle=testability, year=2008, date=December 2, author=Bas C. van Fraassen, title=The perils of Perrin, in the hands of philosophers, work=Philosophical Studies, doi=10.1007/s11098-008-9319-9, volume=143, issue=1, pages=5-24
  • , passage=Probably the best known addition to Dalton’s theory, to enrich it in the direction of testability , was Avogadro’s hypothesis: “The first hypothesis to present itself in this connection, and apparently even the only admissible one, is the supposition that the number of integral molecules in any gases is always the same for equal volumes, or always proportional to the volumes” ( 1811, p. 58 ). }}


    * untestability



    Alternative forms

    * performaunce


    (en noun)
  • The act of performing; carrying into execution or action; execution; achievement; accomplishment; representation by action.
  • *{{quote-book, year=1959, author=(Georgette Heyer), title=(The Unknown Ajax), chapter=1
  • , passage=Charles had not been employed above six months at Darracott Place, but he was not such a whopstraw as to make the least noise in the performance of his duties when his lordship was out of humour.}}
  • 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