supertask

[ soo-per-task, -tahsk ]
/ ˈsu pərˌtæsk, -ˌtɑsk /

noun Logic.

a paradox resulting from the notion that a task requiring an infinite number of steps could be performed in a finite time by halving the duration of each step.

Nearby words

  1. superstruct,
  2. superstructure,
  3. supersubtle,
  4. supersymmetry,
  5. supertanker,
  6. supertax,
  7. superteacher,
  8. supertitle,
  9. supertitles,
  10. supertonic

Origin of supertask

First recorded in 1970–75; super- + task

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