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Definition of "task" []

  • A piece of work assigned or done as part of one's duties. (noun)
  • A difficult or tedious undertaking. (noun)
  • A function to be performed; an objective. (noun)
  • To assign a task to or impose a task on. (verb-transitive)
  • To overburden with labor; tax. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "task" in a sentence
  • "Also I wrapped the $task like this: addslashes$task in insertTask.php because otherwise double quotes are not accepted into a new task, and the DHTML corrupts."
  • "The @task decorator registers the function as a task, tying it in to the list of options available from the command line."
  • "Now, the ethologist's main task is to understand the perceptual world of the animal and that requires a tricky kind of concentration, especially with a creature like the octopus, which is basically a snail that's as smart as a cat, and from the human perspective the most alien intelligence on the planet."