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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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The youth sat down in the garden and considered how it might be possible to perform this task, but he could think of nothing, and there he sat sorrowfully awaiting the break of day, when he should be led to death.
The animals in cages, which gradually learn to get out, perform random movements at first, which are purely instinctive.
The advantage of tape backup is that the technology is mature, performs well and is fully supported by Microsoft for full Exchange backups.
Media City Ballet performs in the Alex Theatre in Glendale.
NEW YORK-BASED PERCUSSIONIST AND COMPOSER SUSIE IBARRA PERFORMS JAZZ, AVANT-GARDE, AND SOUTHEAST ASIAN GONG MUSIC.
When a subject firm performs audits of employee benefit plans, engagements adhering to government auditing standards or audits of certain depository institutions with assets of $500 million or more, system review reports will state that such engagements were selected as a part of the peer review.
Concert Band: performs concert, patriotic and popular entertainment music for civic events and concerts, as well as educational concerts, at the high school, college and university levels
12 Straight Leg Kick and Skip: The skipping action remains the same as in the high knee skip, but the opposite leg now performs a high, straight leg kick.
In his 63rd year, Bill Evans still performs solo concerts.
a Miami and West Palm Beach, Florida based law firm where he practices commercial litigation, class action litigation, inland marine defense, and performs corporate and transactional work.
If the individual is a consultant who performs services at the customer's job site, the use of the home office (and equipment therein) for essential management and planning functions is not deductible.
That provision states that if the person for whom an individual performs service does not have control of the payment of wages for such services, the term "employer" will be deemed to be the person having control of the payment of such wages.