task

  • 1 task — [tɑːsk ǁ tæsk] noun [countable] 1. a piece of work that must be done, especially one that must be done regularly: • Scheduling is a key task for most managers. • day to day management tasks • computers that can do dozens of tasks at the same time …

    Financial and business terms

  • 2 Task — may refer to: Task analysis Task (project management) Task (computing), in computing, a program execution context TASK party, a series of improvisational participatory art related events organized by artist Oliver Herring Task (language… …

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  • 3 task — [task, täsk] n. [ME taske < NormFr tasque (OFr tasche) < ML tasca, for taxa, a tax < L taxare, to rate, value, TAX] 1. a piece of work assigned to or demanded of a person 2. any piece of work 3. an undertaking involving labor or… …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 Task — Task, der; [e]s, s [engl. task = Aufgabe < mengl. taske < afrz. tasche, über das Vlat. < mlat. taxa, ↑ Taxe] (EDV): in sich geschlossene Aufgabe, dargestellt durch einen Teil eines Programms od. ein ganzes Programm. * * * Task   [dt.… …

    Universal-Lexikon

  • 5 Task — Task, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Tasked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tasking}.] 1. To impose a task upon; to assign a definite amount of business, labor, or duty to. [1913 Webster] There task thy maids, and exercise the loom. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. To oppress …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 Task — (t[.a]sk), n. [OE. taske, OF. tasque, F. t[^a]che, for tasche, LL. tasca, taxa, fr. L. taxare to rate, appraise, estimate. See {Tax}, n. & v.] 1. Labor or study imposed by another, often in a definite quantity or amount. [1913 Webster] Ma task of …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 task — ► NOUN ▪ a piece of work to be done. ► VERB 1) (task with) assign (a task) to. 2) make great demands on. ● take to task Cf. ↑take to task …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 task — task, duty, assignment, job, stint, chore are comparable when they mean a piece of work which one is asked to do and is expected to accomplish. Task refers to a specific piece of work or service usually imposed by authority or circumstance but… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 9 task — task·er; task; task·mas·ter·ship; mul·ti·task; …

    English syllables

  • 10 task — /task / (say tahsk) noun 1. a definite piece of work assigned or falling to a person; a duty. 2. any piece of work. 3. a matter of considerable labour or difficulty. 4. Obsolete a tax or impost. –verb (t) 5. to subject to severe or excessive… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 11 task — n the performance that is required of the subject in a psychological experiment or test and that is usu. communicated to a human subject by verbal instructions …

    Medical dictionary

  • 12 Task — der; s, s <aus engl. task »(komplizierte) Aufgabe«, dies über das Altfr. aus vulgärlat. *tasca zu mlat. taxa, vgl. ↑Taxe>: 1. Höchstleistung, vielfache Darstellung der gleichen Idee in Schachaufgaben. 2. zu bearbeitender Teil im Programm… …

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  • 13 task — c.1300, piece of work imposed as a duty, from O.N.Fr. tasque (13c., O.Fr. tasche, Fr. táche) duty, tax, from V.L. *tasca a duty, assessment, metathesis of M.L. taxa, a back formation of L. taxare to evaluate, estimate, assess (see TAX (Cf. tax)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 14 task — [n] job or chore, often assigned assignment, bother, burden, business, calling, charge, daily grind*, deadweight*, duty, effort, employment, enterprise, errand, exercise, fun and games*, function, gig*, grind*, grindstone*, headache*, labor, load …

    New thesaurus

  • 15 task — I noun act, activity, assigned work, assignment, burden, charge, chore, concern, duty, employment, endeavor, engagement, enterprise, function, job, labor, mission, obligation, operation, practice, project, pursuit, role, specialty, trade,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 16 task — s.m.inv. ES ingl. {{wmetafile0}} TS inform. compito di un software applicativo | in un sistema operante in multiprogrammazione, ogni programma o funzione contemporaneamente attivo o che può essere attivato {{line}} {{/line}} DATA: 1995. ETIMO:… …

    Dizionario italiano

  • 17 task — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ awesome, challenging, daunting, enormous, formidable, great, Herculean, huge, mammoth (esp. BrE), massive …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 18 task — task1 W1S2 [ta:sk US tæsk] n [Date: 1200 1300; : Old North French; Origin: tasque, from Medieval Latin tasca tax or service to be done for a ruler , from taxare to tax ] 1.) a piece of work that must be done, especially one that is difficult or… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 task — taskless, adj. /task, tahsk/, n. 1. a definite piece of work assigned to, falling to, or expected of a person; duty. 2. any piece of work. 3. a matter of considerable labor or difficulty. 4. Obs. a tax or impost. 5. take to task, to call to… …

    Universalium

  • 20 task — I UK [tɑːsk] / US [tæsk] noun [countable] Word forms task : singular task plural tasks *** something that you have to do, often something that is difficult or unpleasant My first real task was to prepare for the meeting. routine/daily tasks… …

    English dictionary


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