PERFORM


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perform

[pər′fȯrm]
(computer science)
A subroutine in the COBOL programming language that allows a portion of a program to be executed on command by other portions of the same program.

PERFORM

(programming)
A COBOL statement used for executing "paragraphs".

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But when the proud princess perceived that he was not her equal in birth, she scorned him, and required him first to perform another task.
The miracles that magic will perform Will make thee vow to study nothing else.
As soon as they got into order they divided into two parties, performed mock skirmishes, discharged blunt arrows, drew their swords, fled and pursued, attacked and retired, and in short discovered the best military discipline I ever beheld.
"An altruistic act is an act performed for the welfare of others.
The animals in cages, which gradually learn to get out, perform random movements at first, which are purely instinctive.
We will therefore take our leave of these good people, and attend his lordship and his fair companions, who made such good expedition that they performed a journey of ninety miles in two days, and on the second evening arrived in London, without having encountered any one adventure on the road worthy the dignity of this history to relate.
The refrain of "Work performed," in his own brain, was drowning the other's clatter.
One, with a fan and some bits of paper, performed the graceful trick of the butterflies and the flowers; another traced in the air, with the odorous smoke of his pipe, a series of blue words, which composed a compliment to the audience; while a third juggled with some lighted candles, which he extinguished successively as they passed his lips, and relit again without interrupting for an instant his juggling.
The second piece that was performed Levin could not hear.
They performed towards him every little office of affection and duty with gentleness, and he rewarded them by his benevolent smiles.
In such cases natural selection might easily specialise, if any advantage were thus gained, a part or organ, which had performed two functions, for one function alone, and thus wholly change its nature by insensible steps.
A MAN who had traveled in foreign lands boasted very much, on returning to his own country, of the many wonderful and heroic feats he had performed in the different places he had visited.