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task

noun [C]
 
 
/tɑːsk/ US   /tæsk/
WORKPLACE a piece of work that needs to be done, especially one that is a regular part of someone's job: The new team's first task will be to ensure a smooth handover of power.carry out/complete/do a task Those in charge of planning the relocation will need to decide what tasks need to be carried out.assign/give/set sb a task A small team at head office has been assigned the task of setting up a central database. perform/undertake a task a big/important/major task a crucial/key/main task time-consuming/urgent tasks easy/menial/simple tasks administrative/creative/sales tasks
a difficult thing that must be done: a challenging/daunting task The government faces the daunting task of restructuring the pension system.a difficult/hard/impossible task With the cost-cutting complete, the bank is faced with the more difficult task of generating increased revenues to convert into profit.
IT an action done by a computer such as starting a program, checking email, saving files, etc.: By automating repetitive tasks, software programs can save people a lot of time.do/execute/perform a task A mainframe's speed is measured in the number of tasks it can perform in a millisecond.
take sb/sth to task (over sth) to criticize a person, group of people, or an organization for doing something that you think is very wrong: Farmers took the large supermarket chains to task over their ruthless pricing.
→  See also multitasking
Translations of “task”
in Arabic مَهَمّة…
in Korean 과제…
in Malaysian tugas…
in French tâche…
in Turkish iş, görev, vazife…
in Italian compito, mansione…
in Chinese (Traditional) 工作, 任務, (尤指經常、不情願或很難做的)工作…
in Russian задание…
in Polish zadanie…
in Vietnamese nhiệm vụ…
in Spanish tarea…
in Portuguese tarefa…
in Thai งานหนัก…
in German die Aufgabe…
in Catalan tasca…
in Japanese 仕事, 任務, 課題…
in Indonesian tugas…
in Chinese (Simplified) 工作, 任务, (尤指经常、不情愿或很难做的)工作…
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