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To do exactly what is the absolute best thing to do at the present moment in particular... Perfectly Executed Competence, Whether its minor or major... Or Past or Future situations... To put on... Put in work... Earn street credibility, Reliable, Clutch, Finesse, Swift.... Making the best of any and/or every opportunity.... Make a big drug sale... Complete a come up.... Getting a large amount of money... Paying Bills on time... Getting Rich... Getting richer... Gaining wealth... Can also be used to describe a victorious violent act or robbery... Winning a fight, Pop the bottle Pop off.... Match the energy of someone bringing violence or disrespect your way or your family/loved ones way.... To win.....
Guess what my nigga, I just made like 20 Grand easy, I had to perform.... Yo Son just disrespected me real crazy, so I had to Crunch him(beat him up), I had to perform... I got shot at last week by that nigga cross town, So I gripped up(got High powered weapons and ammunition), I had to perform' or I performed(Shot him back).... I just handled some buisness real quick and closed a great deal, I had to perform..... Yo my girl bailed me out of jail in the nick of time, she came through, she performed...... Micheal Jordan hit the game winner in 1998 versus the Utah jazz, He performed...
by Kilogram Giovanni May 30, 2019
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A concise expression meaning "of adequate performance" without stretching to "high-performance" (especially since High Performance Computing has a specific meaning of its own). Unfortunately, in the modern language of hyperbole, terms like "adequate" and "acceptable" have negative connotations along the lines of "not really good enough but better than nothing". So, we, as an industry, have invented a jargon word "performant" to express the idea that a thing has a level of performance sufficient that you don't need to worry about it and can look for optimisations elsewhere in your system.
The JVM is performant.
by snookumz March 21, 2011
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Something that has adequate or better performance. Combination of "Performance" and "Conformant". Commonly used by Microsofties but not a real word.
"It's super super important to get that code performant before we ship!"
by Some Microsofty April 20, 2006
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Term for someone in the entertainment industry that people will pay to go see or watch on the screen, despite the fact that said person can't really sing, play music, act or do anything else noteworthy. Because they don't really sing, perform music or act, they can't legitimately be called singers, musicians or actors. 'Performer' is a nice catch-all term for such people that doesn't demean others in the entertainment business with actual ability.

Note that the mere fact that performers have no particular ability doesn't mean they can't make plenty of money doing whatever it is that they do. The one ability that performers generally have is marketability. And as countless examples have shown, the ability to be marketed (and to market one's self) is far more important than musical or acting talent anyway.
Recent examples of performers:

Britney Spears
Paris Hilton
Hilary Duff
All boy bands
Kevin Federline
by Action Man September 4, 2007
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A showcase of talent to an audience. The one thing that sums up all the hard work, time, and thought put into a work of beauty & art. It's a breathtaking and nerve-racking experience that only some have the chance to do.
1. There is only a week left until our dance performance. We have to nail it.

2. The crowds lined up to get into the building to watch the performance.
by Gail. July 23, 2006
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Describes whether or not a system will perform under load.
Usage first appeared in magazine publishing industry.
Possibly made up by one of my system architects.
That VAX system was really slow until we overclocked it to 20MHz - then it became highly performant
by Kerry P March 23, 2006
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