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English definition of “task”

task

noun [C] (WORK)    /tɑːsk/ US  /tæsk/
B2 a piece of work to be done, especially one done regularly, unwillingly, or with difficulty: We usually ask interviewees to perform a few simple tasks on the computer just to test their aptitude. The government now faces the daunting task of restructuring the entire health service.Work, working and the workplaceWorking hours and periods of work
(Definition of task noun (WORK) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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