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Task appears in many palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • A rep on a task can see snacks at an opera.
  • No pun war derailed a task now wonks at a deli are drawn upon.
  • Nurse, ID a leg a red nude parks at a task raped underage ladies run.
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The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun task:


The word task is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

The word task and its family (tasks) are included in the Academic Word List by Dr. Averil Coxhead, which contains the 570 most frequent word families used in academic texts from a variety of subject areas, of interest for students that learn the words most needed to study at tertiary institutions.

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Definition of the noun task

What does task mean as a name of something?

Task is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: tasks

  1. any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted
  2. a specific piece of work required to be done as a duty or for a specific fee
    • example: the endless task of classifying the samples
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonyms of task: chore / job
    • more generic word: duty = work that you are obliged to perform for moral or legal reasons
    • more specific terms:

Alternative definition of the noun task


  1. A piece of work done as part of one’s duties.
    • A difficult or tedious undertaking.
    • An objective.
    • [computing] A process or execution of a program.

    Specialised definition of the noun task

    Glossary of sports

    a single piece of work that someone has to do (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

    Definition of the verb task

    What does task mean as a doing word?

    verb - inflections: tasked | tasking | tasks

    1. assign a task to
      • example: I tasked him with looking after the children
      • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
      • more generic words: assign / delegate / depute / designate = give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to
    2. use to the limit
      • lexical domain: Consumption - verbs of eating and drinking
      • synonym of task: tax
      • more generic words: extend / strain = use to the utmost


    "Task" is a musical album of Tilman Ehrhorn.

    • released in (12 years ago)


    Task a.k.a. potassium channel, subfamily K, member 3 is a gene.

    • also known as potassium channel, subfamily K, member 3 (TASK-1); cardiac potassium channel; acid-sensitive potassium channel protein TASK; TWIK-related acid-sensitive K+ channel; two P domain potassium channel; Kcnk3 channel; potassium channel, subfamily K, member 3 (TASK); potassium inwardly-rectifying channel, subfamily K, member 3

    Phrases with Task

    Phrases starting with the word Task:

    1. task force
    2. Task-Force

    Phrases ending with the word Task:

    1. take to task
    2. to take to task

    Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Task

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    Google previewTrends in Intelligent Robotics (2010)

    15th Robot World Cup and Congress, FIRA 2010, Bangalore, India, September15-19, 2010, Proceedings by Prahlad Vadakkepat, Jong-Hwan Kim, Norbert Jesse, Abdullah Al Mamun, Tan Kok Kiong, Jacky Baltes, John Anderson, Igor Verner, David Ahlgren

    First task is an idle task to toggles a LED which is always ready to run to ensure that at least one thread is running and the Control Program is working properly. The second task is the PC thread that handle serial port communication between ...

    Google previewFamily Therapy (2010)

    Models and Techniques by Janice M. Rasheed, Mikal N. Rasheed, James A. Marley

    The third task is that a family must develop clearly defined boundaries between the family and the outside world and between individual members within the family. The fourth task is that a family must manage the family household ( allocate ...

    Google previewPersons in Love (2012)

    A Study of Max Scheler’s Wesen und Formen der Sympathie by A.R. Luther

    The task is a call revealing the position or place that a person actualizes in the divine project.21 That a person...

    The fulfillment of this task is the creative actualization of possibilities in a concrete existential situation.

    Google previewStructural Information and Communication Complexity (2012)

    19th International Colloquium, SIROCCO 2012, Reykjavik, Iceland, June 30 - July 2, 2012, Revised Selected Papers by Guy Even, Magnús M. Halldórsson

    A decision task is the distributed analogous of the notion of a function encountered in sequential computing. Each process starts with its own input value (without knowing the input values of the other processes). The association of an input ...

    Google previewThe Effects of Task Type and Instructions on Second Language Acquisition (2009)

    by Hayo Reinders

    definition is even more open-ended: 'a task is a piece of work undertaken for oneself or for others, freely or for some reward' and does not even have to involve the use of language. A common feature of all is the purposefulness ...

    Google previewMultilingual Information Retrieval (2012)

    From Research To Practice by Carol Peters, Martin Braschler, Paul Clough

    Its task is the retrieval of relevant information from document collections in response to a coded query based on an information...

    Google previewGifts of Time and Money (2005)

    The Role of Charity in America's Communities by Arthur C. Brooks

    The second task is the effective mobilization of operational capacity to deliver services. Organizations must be able to go beyond the enunciation of op— erational principles and actually organize themselves to carry out activities and deliver ...

    Google previewKnowledge Acquisition for Expert Systems (2012)

    A Practical Handbook by A. Kidd

    An example of an inference structure is the following: In the design of air- conditioning systems, an initial task is the selection of an appropriate system; the next tasks are the...

    Google previewReengineering Performance Management Breakthroughs in Achieving Strategy Through People (1997)

    by Tracey Weiss

    The Task Is the Master In a world of flattening organizations, the accounting service center for Unisys in Bismarck, North Dakota, is nearly one-dimensional, an organizational pancake. The unit has gone from about 7 employees for every ...

    Google previewThe Social influence Processes (1972)

    by James T. Tedeschi

    The second task is a by-product of the first. Insofar as the principles of the various research areas cannot be integrated with one another, then to that extent does it become necessary to build separate miniature theories. Actually, there is no ...

    Google previewFormal Modelling in Electronic Commerce (2006)

    by Steven O. Kimbrough, Dongjun Wu

    The second task is the definition of a common, publicly available language for the specification of documentary procedures, which is formal, computable and executable. We propose a formalism, called Documentary Petri Nets, for this purpose ...

    Google previewA Generative Theory of Relevance (2008)

    by Victor Lavrenko

    makes the detection task very different from a normal clustering task is that we have to operate in a live, on-line environment.

    Despite its apparent simplicity, the link detection task is a very important part of TDT. We can view ...

    Google previewEncyclopedia of Law Enforcement (2005)

    by Larry E. Sullivan

    By joining a task force, that agency can use the task ...

    Google previewDictionary of Health Information Technology and Security (2007)

    X12N/SPTG4: The HIPAA Liaison Special Task Group of the Insurance Subcommittee (N) of X12 whose responsibilities were ...

    Google previewDrugs in American Society: An Encyclopedia of History, Politics, Culture, and the Law [3 volumes] (2014)

    by Nancy E. Marion, Willard M. Oliver

    Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force The Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force is created in 1982 and would ultimately employ over 2,500 agents. It is a federal drug enforcement program in the United States, ...

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    Quotes about Task

    Vision without a task is only a dream. A task without a vision is but drudgery. But vision with a task is a dream fulfilled. (Willie Stone)
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    Scrabble value of T1A1S1K5

    The value of this 4-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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