multitask

[ muhl-tee-task, -tahsk, muhl-tahy- ]
/ ˈmʌl tiˌtæsk, -ˌtɑsk, ˈmʌl taɪ- /

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.

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Origin of multitask

First recorded in 1960–65; multi- + task

OTHER WORDS FROM multitask

mul·ti·task·er, nounmul·ti·task·ing, multi-tasking, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for multitask

multitask
/ (ˈmʌltɪˌtɑːsk) /

verb (intr)

to work at several different tasks simultaneously
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