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(computer science)
A set of instructions, data, and control information capable of being executed by the central processing unit of a digital computer in order to accomplish some purpose; in a multiprogramming environment, tasks compete with one another for control of the central processing unit, but in a nonmultiprogramming environment a task is simply the current work to be done.



(1) An assigned goal one strives to achieve.

(2) An errand or assignment.

(3) A problem that must be solved with specific information and reflection—for example, a mathematical problem, a chess problem, a logic problem, or a writing problem.

(4) A method of instruction and of checking accomplishments and skills used in all types of general and specialized schools.


An independently running program. See multitasking.
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