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task meaning

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  • Task may refer to: Task (project management), an activity that needs to be accomplished within a defined period of time or by a deadline Task (computing), in computing, a program execution context TASK party, a series of improvisational participatory art-related events organized by artist Oliver Herring
  • NounPLtasks
    1. A piece of work done as part of one’s duties.
      1. As the world's drug habit shows, governments are failing in their quest to monitor every London window-box and Andean hillside for banned plants. But even that Sisyphean task looks easy next to the fight against synthetic drugs. No sooner has a drug been blacklisted than chemists adjust their recipe and start churning out a subtly different one.
    2. A difficult or tedious undertaking.
      1. Irregular bedtimes may disrupt healthy brain development in young children, according to a study of intelligence and sleeping habits.  ¶ Going to bed at a different time each night affected girls more than boys, but both fared worse on mental tasks than children who had a set bedtime, researchers found.
    3. An objective.
      1. (computing) A process or execution of a program.
      2. VerbSGtasksPRtaskingPT, PPtasked
        1. VT To assign a task to, or impose a task on.
          1. On my first day in the office, I was tasked with sorting a pile of invoices.
        2. VT To oppress with severe or excessive burdens; to tax.
          1. VT To charge, as with a fault.
          2. More Examples
            1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
              • What one man can do himself directly is but little. If however he can stir up ten others to take up the task he has accomplished much - Wilbur Wright
              • Test subjects struggled with the task after a nonpractice period.
              • In Study 4, we tested whether our tasks could be used to evidence precocious second-order metarepresentational abilities (i.e. capacities to represent representations of representations).
            2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
              • She will clean her cottage — though its condition of age and fustering decay may render it an almost impossible task.
              • The catch: Its intricate, knitlike patterns are stenciled, using a swath of chain mail specially fabricated for the task.
              • Mariana would rather not ghostwrite for a living because she finds it a thankless task.

          Meaning of task for the defined word.

          Grammatically, this word "task" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb, more specifically, a transitive verb.
          • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
            1. Nouns
              • Countable nouns
              • Verbs
                • Transitive verbs
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