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taskBasque, Monégasque •ask, bask, cask, flask, Krasnoyarsk, mask, masque, task •facemask •arabesque, burlesque, Dantesque, desk, grotesque, humoresque, Junoesque, Kafkaesque, Moresque, picaresque, picturesque, plateresque, Pythonesque, Romanesque, sculpturesque, statuesque •bisque, brisk, disc, disk, fisc, frisk, risk, whisk •laserdisc • obelisk • basilisk •odalisque • tamarisk • asterisk •mosque, Tosk •kiosk • Nynorsk • brusque •busk, dusk, husk, musk, rusk, tusk •subfusc • Novosibirsk •mollusc (US mollusk) • damask •Vitebsk •Aleksandrovsk, Sverdlovsk •Khabarovsk • Komsomolsk •Omsk, Tomsk •Gdansk, Murmansk, Saransk •Smolensk •Chelyabinsk, MinskDonetsk, Novokuznetsk •Irkutsk, Yakutsk

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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
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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