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English definition of “multitasking”

multitasking

noun [U] uk   /ˌmʌl.tiˈtɑːs.kɪŋ/ us    /-t̬iˈtæs-/

multitasking noun [U] (PERSON)

a person's ability to do more than one thing at a time: Women are often very good at multitasking.

multitasking noun [U] (COMPUTER)

the ability of a computer to operate several programs at one time: The machine allows multitasking without the need to buy extra hardware.
multitask
verb [I] uk   /-ˈtɑːsk/ us    /-ˈtæsk/
(Definition of multitasking from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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