1 any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted; "he prepared for great undertakings" [syn: undertaking, project, labor]
2 a specific piece of work required to be done as a duty or for a specific fee; "estimates of the city's loss on that job ranged as high as a million dollars"; "the job of repairing the engine took several hours"; "the endless task of classifying the samples"; "the farmer's morning chores" [syn: job, chore]
1 assign a task to; "I tasked him with looking after the children"
2 use to the limit; "you are taxing my patience" [syn: tax]
- a UK /tæsk/ /t
In common language, a task is part of a set of actions which accomplish a job, problem or assignment. Task is a synonym for activity although the latter carries a connotation of being possibly longer duration.
Multi-TaskingMulti-tasking is when one performs a variety of tasks, ranging from at least two tasks, simultaneously. This is a great tool for people who have a lot to get done. However, it has been shown to make some people less effective, as they cannot focus as well when contemplating the resources required to accomplish the various tasks set out before them. However, some people are indeed quite adept at accomplishing multiple tasks at the same time, as they are capable of contributing brain power to each of the things they know they must do. These people are known as Adept Multi-Taskers.
TasksIn particular, task may refer to:
task in German: Aufgabe (Pflicht)
task in French: Tâche
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