1. performance bond a bond given to protect the recipient against loss in case the terms of a contract are not filled; a surety company assumes liability for nonperformance
  2. performance the act of doing something successfully
  3. reference point an indicator that orients you generally
  4. performance capability the capability of a technological system to perform as intended
  5. permanent continuing or enduring without marked change in status
  6. fisherman's bend a knot for tying a line to a spar or ring
  7. preferment the act of preferring
  8. preformation a theory (popular in the 18th century and now discredited) that an individual develops by simple enlargement of a tiny fully formed organism (a homunculus) that exists in the germ cell
  9. aforementioned being the one previously spoken of
  10. performing artist an entertainer who performs a dramatic or musical work for an audience
  11. performing arts arts or skills that require public performance
  12. preference the right or chance to choose
  13. frequency band a band of adjacent radio frequencies
  14. performing the performance of a part or role in a drama
  15. perforated having a number or series of holes
  16. perforating vein veins that accompany the perforating arteries
  17. perforation a hole made in something
  18. Parry manzanita erect treelike shrub forming dense thickets and having drooping panicles of white or pink flowers and red berrylike drupes; California
  19. pair formation the transformation of a gamma-ray photon into an electron and a positron when the photon passes close to an atomic nucleus
  20. pisiform bone a small wrist bone that articulates only with the triquetral