multitask

[muhl-tee-task, -tahsk, muhl-tahy-]
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verb (used without object)

Computers. (of a single CPU) to execute two or more jobs concurrently.
(of one person) to perform two or more tasks simultaneously.

Nearby words

  1. multistorey,
  2. multistory,
  3. multisyllabic,
  4. multisyllable,
  5. multisynaptic,
  6. multitasking,
  7. multitool,
  8. multitrack,
  9. multitracking,
  10. multituberculate

Origin of multitask

First recorded in 1960–65; multi-+ task

Related formsmul·ti·task·er, nounmul·ti·task·ing, mul·ti-task·ing, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for multi-tasking

multitask

verb (intr)

to work at several different tasks simultaneously
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