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task / task/ • n. a piece of work to be done or undertaken. • v. [tr.] (usu. be tasked) assign such a piece of work to: NATO troops are tasked with separating the warring parties. ∎  make great demands on (someone's resources or abilities): it tasked his diplomatic skill to effect his departure in safety. PHRASES: take someone to task reprimand or criticize someone severely for a fault or mistake.

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task

task
1. Another name for process.

2. Another name for job.

When each job consists of only one process, the above difference is not significant. The concurrent execution of a number of tasks is referred to as multitasking. See also parallel processing.

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task XIII. — ONF. tasque, var. of OF. tasche (mod. tâche) — medL. tasca, alt. of taxa, f. L. taxāre TAX.

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