Crossword clues for task
- Hoeing the garden, e.g.
- Agenda unit
- Big to-do?
- Work to do
- Unpleasant thing to be taken to
- Agenda item
- Washing the dishes, e.g.
- Something on a to-do list
- To-do list item
- Up to the ___
- Bit of work
- What you might be taken to
- Any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted
- A specific piece of work required to be done as a duty or for a specific fee
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Task \Task\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tasked; p. pr. & vb. n. Tasking.]
To impose a task upon; to assign a definite amount of business, labor, or duty to.
There task thy maids, and exercise the loom.
To oppress with severe or excessive burdens; to tax.
To charge; to tax, as with a fault.
Too impudent to task me with those errors.
--Beau. & Fl.
Task \Task\ (t[.a]sk), n. [OE. taske, OF. tasque, F. t[^a]che, for tasche, LL. tasca, taxa, fr. L. taxare to rate, appraise, estimate. See Tax, n. & v.]
Labor or study imposed by another, often in a definite quantity or amount.
Ma task of servile toil.
Each morning sees some task begin, Each evening sees it close.
Business; employment; undertaking; labor.
His mental powers were equal to greater tasks.
To take to task. See under Take.
Syn: Work; labor; employment; business; toil; drudgery; study; lesson; stint.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
early 14c., "a quantity of labor imposed as a duty," from Old North French tasque (12c., Old French tasche, Modern French tâche) "duty, tax," from Vulgar Latin *tasca "a duty, assessment," metathesis of Medieval Latin taxa, a back-formation of Latin taxare "to evaluate, estimate, assess" (see tax (v.)). General sense of "any piece of work that has to be done" is first recorded 1590s. Phrase take one to task (1680s) preserves the sense that is closer to tax.\n
\nGerman tasche "pocket" is from the same Vulgar Latin source (via Old High German tasca), with presumable sense evolution from "amount of work imposed by some authority," to "payment for that work," to "wages," to "pocket into which money is put," to "any pocket."
1520s, "impose a task upon;" 1590s, "to burden, put a strain upon," from task (n.). Related: Tasked; tasking.
n. A piece of work done as part of one’s duty. vb. 1 (context transitive English) To assign a task to, or impose a task on. 2 To oppress with severe or excessive burdens; to tax. 3 To charge, as with a fault.
a specific piece of work required to be done as a duty or for a specific fee; "estimates of the city's loss on that job ranged as high as a million dollars"; "the job of repairing the engine took several hours"; "the endless task of classifying the samples"; "the farmer's morning chores" [syn: job, chore]
v. assign a task to; "I tasked him with looking after the children"
use to the limit; "you are taxing my patience" [syn: tax]
Task may refer to:
- Task (project management), an activity that needs to be accomplished within a defined period of time or by a deadline
- Task (computing), in computing, a program execution context
- TASK party, a series of improvisational participatory art-related events organized by artist Oliver Herring
- Task (language instruction) refers to a certain type of activity used in language instruction
- The TASK family of potassium ion channels
- Task (L): Dragon deity
In computing, a task is a unit of execution or a unit of work. The term is ambiguous; more precise alternative terms include process, thread (for execution), or step, request, or query (for work). In the diagram at right, there are queues of incoming work to do and outgoing completed work, and a thread pool of threads to perform this work. Either the work units themselves or the threads that perform the work can be referred to as "tasks", and these can be referred to respectively as requests/responses/threads, incoming tasks/completed tasks/threads (as illustrated), or requests/responses/tasks.
In project management, a task is an activity that needs to be accomplished within a defined period of time or by a deadline to work towards work-related goals. A task can be broken down into assignments which should also have a defined start and end date or a deadline for completion. One or more assignments on a task puts the task under execution. Completion of all assignments on a specific task normally renders the task completed. Tasks can be linked together to create dependencies.
Tasks completion generally requires the coordination of others. Coordinated human interaction takes on the role of combining the integration of time, energy, effort, ability, and resources of multiple individuals to meet a common goal. Coordination can also be thought of as the critical mechanism that links or ties together the efforts on the singular level to that of the larger task being completed by multiple members. Coordination allows for the successful completion of the otherwise larger tasks that one might encounter.
In most projects, tasks may suffer one of two major drawbacks:
- Task dependency: Which is normal as most tasks rely on others to get done. However, this can lead to the stagnation of a project when many tasks cannot get started unless others are finished.
- Unclear understanding of the term complete: For example, if a task is 90% complete, does this mean that it will take only 1/9 of the time already spent on this task to finish it? Although this is mathematically sound, it is rarely the case when it comes to practice.
The Task teaching style is an option available to students under Student-Directed Teaching, a progressive teaching technology that aims to give the student a greater sense of ownership in his or her own education.
This teaching style is "for those students who required formal instruction and yet are capable of making some choice as to the appropriate practice for them to master the objective." This formal instruction happens at the same time as the Command students.
Under Task, the teacher will:
- Provide a unit plan consisting of the objectives for several days, written in a language that students can understand
- Provide formal instruction
- Limit formal instruction to 25% of the time
- Provide an instruction area
- Assign an appropriate amount of choice in practice related to the instruction
- Provide a checking station with answer keys
- Use good questioning techniques and negotiation to help steer the students to becoming more independent
- Spend approximately 60% of the total class time with the students whose choice was Task (remember Command and Task are together for formal instruction)
- Provide perception checks and final tests as indicated in the unit plan
- Provide a second evaluative activity if required by an individual student
The student will:
- Listen to the instruction
- Consider what they know and what they don't know when selecting the amount and type of practice
- Declare the mark expected on each perception check
- Do more than one perception check if the declared mark is not reached within the flexibility factor
Assignments for students choosing Task style might look something like this:
On page 159 there are some practice questions. Do any 3 of the first 5, any 2 of the next 5 and any 4 of the next 10.
Usage examples of "task".
B-39 Peacemaker force has been tasked by SIOP with maintaining an XK-Pluto capability directed at ablating the ability of the Russians to activate Project Koschei, the dormant alien entity they captured from the Nazis at the end of the last war.
He carried out his self-imposed task as keeper of the flag-locker in a naturally elegant manner that was deeply incongruous aboard a privateer, a ship designed solely for war.
It was useless to take them to task, to inform them that this behaviour instead of easing their plight only brought out the worst in their superiors and made them the butt of every perceived mistake aboard ship.
The job of my task force is to establish Abraxas and his good works all over the world.
I, an abysmally incompetent layman, with the terrific task before me of finding out how it got there.
To begin with, the four different classes were not hereditary but in time they became so, probably led by the Brahmans, whose task of memorising the Vedas was more easily achieved if fathers could begin teaching their sons early on.
Soul, presiding over the conjunction of the two, and to be thought of not as labouring in the task but as administering serenely by little more than an act of presence.
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Without the interfering strands hanging in her eyes she was better able to see to her task and her fingers moved with agile speed and efficiency even though the blood continued to ooze, though with much less frequency as the wound was stitched closed.
Licinius, a tribune of the people, thinking that the time was come for forcing the agrarian law on the patricians by extreme necessity, had taken on him the task of obstructing the military preparations.
Roman era my task consisted of stifling the revolt in Judaea and bringing back from the Orient, without too great loss, an ailing army.
I listened with interest from my reserved seat on the front row, but part of my mind remained concentrated on the puzzle of Albacore, whose duties as chair of the meeting kept him from his other task of stroking my ego.
Going to the door, Alec checked the corridor again and then continued with his task.
Leaving them to their task, Alec and Micum went off to see how the real Thero was faring.
Torn between shame and relief, Alec watched through the open doorway as Seregil returned to his unpleasant task.