Task is a pretty tough word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
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Below you will find the definition of task, followed by 36 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(verb) - assign a task to
EXAMPLES - Task in a Sentence
- And that's the process that I call task allocation. (source)
- C oncentration or commitment to a task is short lived. (source)
- She stopped to turn a trick before she called the task force number. (source)
- Evening out this responsibility is a vital longterm task for all Americans. (source)
- Now Holtz-Eakin's main task is defending the indefensible, McCain's tax policy. (source)
- On top of this urgent task, though, we have an important long-term task as well. (source)
- "Now Holtz-Eakin's main task is defending the indefensible, McCain's tax policy." (source)
- Their main task is to protect their citizens from evil-doers and exercise justice. (source)
- Really the question that I think about with these ants is what I call task allocation. (source)
- This task is a huge one, seeing as an average of 32 issues are released per academic year. (source)
- I called the task force myself and said, "Tell me this man was trapped from underneath rubble." (source)
- The Pakistan Government now faces the long-term task of holding the ground the Army has cleared. (source)
- Our short term task is to try to prevent the loss of millions of jobs and get our economy moving. (source)
- Of course, there's another, longer-term task ahead: regaining lost market share in the U.S., its No. 1 market. (source)
- I know that maybe in this country, we have different things that come to mind when we hear the word task force. (source)
- At present the main task is still essentially to discover and scientifically to establish the various cases of catalysis. (source)
- Of course, that's "not a short-term task," as Hillier says, and the U.S. government does accept it as a long-term strategy. (source)
- Unfortunately, putting out these fires will also postpone the long-term task of improving the quality of Guatemalan education. (source)
- The Fed's key short-term task now will be converting Goldman and Morgan, two highly leveraged investment banks, into less-risky institutions. (source)
- But the task is a massive one, and, as of 2008, the two nations face nuclear problems that scarcely registered during the upheaval of the 1990s. (source)
- This time, they had all the volunteers -- believers and atheists alike -- complete a word task designed to unconsciously prime religious thinking. (source)
- The project, on the drawing boards since 2005, has split the close-knit community and generated a long-term task force and hours of public hearings. (source)
- They will want Congress and its members to aggressively pursue policies that reduce India's grinding poverty -- a daunting, long-term task, to say the least. (source)
- 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. (source)
- This issue should be left to an experienced and skilled lobbyist, whose long-term task is to bring about national and governmental unity on the future development of a metric America. (source)
- Not only has the government failed to take any precautionary measures with regard to global warming, it has also postponed the long-term task of restoration of the sheltering wetlands. (source)
- Exceptions are two near-term task forces to develop high priority, essential standards or generally acceptable principles needed for rapid progress in creating an electronic government. (source)
- If you haven't used macrodef yet: It allows you to define kind of a general template for a custom task and substitute certain attributes or elements when you call the task (very useful!). (source)
- I now have an achievable task on my list and the satisfaction of completing the short term task regularly while moving towards achieving my long-term goal - a vast improvement on the do-nothing-because-it's-all-too-difficult situation I had before. (source)
- March 21/07: Columbia Research Corp. in Washington, DC received a $6.3 million term task order (M67854-04-A-5167 Task Order 0003) for acquisition, logistics, and administrative support services for the Program Manager Optics & Non-Lethal Systems (ONS), (source)
- "Today I am able to say that we have concluded all questions with the U.S. about Russia's entry into the WTO, and now the main task is wrapping up talks with the working group in Geneva," Mr. Kudrin said in Yalta, Ukraine, Russian news agencies reported. (source)
- "Banks ought to fully realize that dealing with the impact of the crisis is a long-term task, and should pay close attention to risks accumulated from a burst of lending," the head of China's banking regulator, Liu Mingkang, said at the agency's quarterly meeting last week. (source)
- So, there's a long-term task force that will involve MySpace, acknowledging the importance of age and identity authentication, and also a commitment to explore and develop that technology, but also more than 70 specific measures right now that MySpace has implemented or will work to implement. (source)
- U.S. ENVOY TO AFGHANIS.AN: It's what you said, Nic, it's maintaining unity in this fraction coalition that's already been created with the help of the U.S. and international community and beginning to introduce security in different parts of the country and starting the long term task of reconstruction. (source)
- 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. (source)
- One knows this problem, especilly as developers/betatester: When a program freezes, than you call the task manager CTRL+ALT+DEL, and find that frozen program then you have to find and select the option "End Process", and finally you have to confirm the message, "Are you sure you want to terminate the process" with "yes". (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 36 example sentences provided below is 56.0, which suggests that "task" is a fairly difficult word that is likely understood by a majority of individuals with an undergraduate degree, and may be found in ocassionaly in news articles or other forms of literature.
We have 41 synonyms for task.
assignment, bother, burden, business, calling, charge, daily grind, deadweight, duty, effort, employment, enterprise, errand, exercise, fun and games, function, gig, grind, grindstone, headache, labor, load, long row to hoe, millstone, mission, nuisance, occupation, office, onus, pain, project, province, responsibility, stint, strain, tax, toil, trouble, undertaking, vocation, work
We have 16 antonyms for task.
aid, benefit, blessing, entertainment, fun, good health, happiness, health, help, hobby, idleness, inactivity, irresponsibility, pastime, pleasure, unemployment
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of task from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (noun) 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.
- (verb-transitive) To assign a task to or impose a task on.
- (verb-transitive) To overburden with labor; tax.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) A piece of work done as part of one’s duties.
- (noun) A difficult or tedious undertaking.
- (noun) An objective.
- (noun) A process or execution of a program.
- (verb) To assign a task to, or impose a task on.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (noun) Labor or study imposed by another, often in a definite quantity or amount.
- (noun) Business; employment; undertaking; labor.
- (verb-transitive) To impose a task upon; to assign a definite amount of business, labor, or duty to.
- (verb-transitive) To oppress with severe or excessive burdens; to tax.
- (verb-transitive) To charge; to tax, as with a fault.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (noun) A tax; an assessment; an impost.
- (noun) Labor imposed; especially, a definite quantity or amount of labor; work to be done; one's stint; that which duty or necessity imposes; duty, or duties collectively.
- (noun) Specifically A lesson to be learned; a portion of study imposed by a teacher.
- (noun) Work undertaken; an undertaking.
- (noun) Burdensome employment; toil.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (verb) assign a task to
- (verb) use to the limit
- (noun) any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted
- (noun) a specific piece of work required to be done as a duty or for a specific fee