Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A failure or neglect to perform.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Neglect or failure to perform.
- n. failure to act with the prudence that a reasonable person would exercise under the same circumstances
- non- + performance (Wiktionary)
“Of course, I could have upped the payoff for "nonperformance" on my part to, say, $1,000.”
“I'd gotten Mayer's list and a notice that my scholarship had been canceled due to "nonperformance," and I was working on Mayer's list just to stay in the dorm.”
“A few days ago, OC terminated SMAM contract on grounds of "nonperformance", a charge the company refuted.”
“For private label deals, the rate of nonperformance is 31.1%; for all other mortgages, it's 8.6%.”
“Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal, representing the government, pointed out that the aerospace suppliers had initiated the lawsuit after a Pentagon contracting officer canceled the contract for nonperformance.”
“We soon discovered the cause: the nonperformance of the stapling device.”
“They were empowered to collect federal taxes separate from state accounts, to sue local tax collectors for nonperformance, and to press the state legislatures to answer to requisitions of Congress.”
“Accountability - both for the banks receiving TARP funds and for the new administration - means sanctions for nonperformance and acceptance of responsibility when obligations are not met.”
“The most disheartening thing about the Inauguration Day quartet's nonperformance was the lengths to which they went to make sure that nothing they did on the platform could be heard.”
“The tolerance for nonperformance has come down to zero," the report quoted Mohandas Pai, head of the company's human resource.”
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