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Pronunciation: \'task\


: a piece of work that has been assigned, needs to be done, or presents a challenge Passing this course will not be an easy task. <On Saturdays Claudia emptied the wastebaskets, a task she despised. E. L. Konigsburg, Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler>

synonyms: task, duty, and job mean a piece of work assigned or to be done. task is used for work given by a person in a position of authority. <The boss used to give me every difficult task.> duty is used when a person has responsibility to do the work. <The duty of police is to protect people.> job may mean that the work is necessary, hard, or important. <We all have to do our job.>

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